Trying to do the right thing was out of the question as I have only one life to live and hanging onto a telephone till the end is not in my cards.
On August 10, 2012 I decided to chomp down my daily apple.
On about the third slice – my taste sensors detected a foreign object in my mouth.
It turned out to be what appears to be a staple of sorts that appeared to have been imbedded in the apple.
On August 11, it once again entered my mind that perhaps I should report the staple saga – but to whom? the apple industry – the newspaper? or the police, who won the toss.
I phoned the Keremeos R.CM.P. detachment at 11 a.m.. Saturday August 11, and was soon detached after I was asked to hold.
I didn’t think I could hang on till the cows came home while listening to that awful background music so I hung up wondering what if it had been an emergency – what if?
Hopefully the Keremeos Review and other media will inform the public about a possible multi staple attack on the innocent apple that could cause a possible health problem for young and old.
The rest is up to the individual to check before chomping – as it appears Halloween has arrived early.
My conscious is now clear.
Tom Isherwood, Olalla