Today I went to the grocery store. I bought bananas, lettuce, eggs, and a silent killer. Well, at least according to the very vocal lady in line behind me...
Lady: those poinsettias in your basket -- you need to be careful, they're poison!
Lady: don't let children or dogs near them, they might eat the leaves and die! They're poison!
me: I don't have children or dogs, but thank you, that's extremely helpful information.
Lady: well, don't you eat them either! Or put them next to food! They're poison!
me: [blank stare]
Guys, I know it's the holiday season, and with it comes the temptation to feed poinsettia leaves to babies, house pets, and yourself. But please, for the sake of the elderly lady at Safeway, don't do it.