Steve Easton is breathing a lot easier these days and it has nothing to do with a new allergy medication. Back when he was seven years old, he was dicking around with a dart gun in his parents’ backyard when suddenly THOOMP — a dart flew into his nose, leaving the rubber, suction cup tip lodged inside. That was 44 years ago. And apparently, he plum forgot about it.
Now 51 years old, Easton found himself having a sneezing fit and suddenly expelled the ancient dart from his nasal cavity where it had been housed and causing all sorts of unpleasant respiratory symptoms for four and a half decades.
“I thought, ‘What’s this? Where the hell has this come from?’ and pulled out this rubber sucker.
I spoke to my mum and she said, ‘Oh yes, we took you to hospital when you were seven because we thought you had inhaled one.’”
He is so blasé about a thing being stuck up his nose for 44 years. Easton added, “It’s just one of those things… I wonder if there’s anything else up there.”
Not that it’ll surprise him if something is still hiding up there.