So I had an apple

This is the first year that my apple tree has apples on it. Supposedly these are honey crisp but I’m not sure I believe that. Even so, there were only 2 apples on the tree that I saw. There’s only one now. The squirrels ripped the other one off and tossed it to the ground so I could get a good look at it. Just, you know, FYI, I imagine. I picked it up and, goddammit, I was not going to not taste my very first apple. So I did.

Immediately I realized that A. It was hideously bitter and B. The squirrel had just had this damn thing in its grimy filth ridden mitts. Again, I am reminded of the ease of purchasing fruit in grocery stores.