So....let's just say, hypothetically, that someone you know has vowed to not eat a single piece of Halloween Candy this year because she has this horrible habit of eating just one teeny tiny piece which of course is just a gateway treat leading to her children's hard-won candy disappearing by the handful on an hourly basis.
This unnamed person is staying strong and truly hasn't opened even one wrapper for herself, has barely even had a sniff of Reeses or Almond Joy.... and then yesterday morning, as she is cleaning out under a desk, where every mobile bit of trash seems to congregate, she finds a single candy coated chocolate egg, a leftover runaway treat from Easter.
I ask you. Would you condemn her for a) eating something that may once have been delicious but was now a nasty bit of refuse and b) would that be a violation of her vow to eat not a bit of Halloween candy? I mean, it was EASTER chocolate, not Halloween.
Just so you know, I didn't actually eat it. But I DID think about it.