Here’s a cautionary tale for those tempted to dip into the Halloween candy a bit early.
Not wanting to wait until the last minute, Mrs. G. has always purchased Halloween candy a few weeks early.
One recent night, the 87 year old Glendale patient was getting ready to watch “Dancing With The Stars”. Before the show started, she decided that a sweet morsel of chocolate would be rather gratifying. So she went to the kitchen and got a small box of Milk Duds from her Halloween stash.
She took the box with her back to her bedroom and while keeping an eye on her TV, she got back into bed. “I reached for my Milk Duds,” Mrs. G. explains, “and poured a couple onto the nightstand. I then grabbed a few of the morsels in my hand and started to munch.” So far so good.
“As I was enjoying the chocolate and caramel taste, it appeared that one of my Milk Duds was not as fresh as the others. One was rather crunch and I couldn’t get it to soften up, no matter how hard I tried.”
“I found out …”
Apparently, Mrs. G. had left her hearing aid on the nightstand and when she grabbed the Milk Duds, she also grabbed her hearing aid! The hearing aid was now coated with chocolaty goodness. Fortunately, it wasn’t totally destroyed nor was there any dental damage.
Because the hearing aid still under warranty, there was no charge to repair the damage and get her hearing aid back in ship-shape performance. But she learned her lesson.
“As much as I love my Halloween candy, I’ll be sure to notice what I’m eating!”