Keeping the Remembrance Day poppy pinned to your coat or shirt can be a challenge, as experienced by Robyn Bresnahan, host of CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning.
I would like someone to invent a poppy that actually stays where it is supposed to.— @RobynBresnahan
Her frustration resonated with others, too.
@RobynBresnahan I've lost 3 in a week— @CapitalOttawa
@RobynBresnahan I hear you. I'm 0 for 2 so far. Seeking a new one today.— @ElynJonesCBC
@RobynBresnahan As a kid we loved collecting all the lost poppies; now as an adult I cling desperately to my one poppy.— @CynthiaDunlavy
Twitter provided eight ways to solve the dilemma.
1. Push the pin back.
@RobynBresnahan someone showed me if you push the pin back through the poppy, it stays put. Haven’t lost a poppy since!— @MsLamby
2. Use clay or Play-Doh.
3. Use a Canada pin.
@RobynBresnahan just put a little Canada flag pin the middle.— @outwardmom
4. Use tape.
@RobynBresnahan I roll a piece of electrical tape around the end of the needle.— @Milnoc
5. Use backs of earrings.
@RobynBresnahan I use an earring back— @temptrish
@RobynBresnahan I've used earring backings to keep poppies in place. Just put an earring backing on the pin!— @mourning_dove_3
@RobynBresnahan All they need to do is provide a transparent plastic or rubber type earring backing on the poppy pin.— @mourning_dove_3
6. Use eraser from lead pencil.
@RobynBresnahan take the eraser off a lead pencil and use it as a stopper.— @OttawaJay
7. Replace poppy with poppy pin.
8. Replace the poppy with a poppy sticker.
@RobynBresnahan I'd like to see the poppy sticker catch on.— @NFB_Jennifer
In the end, having to buy multiple poppies might not be the worst thing as one person points out.
@RobynBresnahan Would be a serious loss of revenue for the Legion. You lose. You keep buying. You keep paying.— @bernieshinder