I have been inundated with telemarketing calls lately. So when I saw the 877 number come up on the caller ID a few minutes ago, I ignored it. I didn't feel like coping with yet another individual from a third world country trying to persuade me, in broken English, to change electricity providers.
Instead I heard a pre-recorded message from Wegman's Supermarket. They were advising me that several varieties of fruit, including peaches, were being recalled due to a possible listeria bacterial contamination. What was I doing as I listened to that message? I was in the middle of eating a peach that had been purchased at Wegman's.
I finished it anyway. I figured, in for a penny, in for pound. I have already had about a dozen peaches in the past 2 weeks, so the damage was already done.
With incredible generosity, Wegman's has advised us to "visit the service desk at one of its stores for a full refund which will
be determined by the customer's estimated count of product discarded." I guess we're just SOL if we've already been poisoned by the product that was previously consumed.
It is pretty bad that I may have fed the recalled fruit to my precious three year old granddaughter. And I am immuno-compromised. It could be catastrophic for either of us to develop this brutal bacterial infection. While I suppose it is a good thing to be advised of the recall, it really freaks me out that Wegman's knows that I bought their peaches. It is truly creepy that I can be traced by the groceries I buy.
Now, is it my imagination, or am I feeling queasy...
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