Ah yes, the joys of middle age. I was just preparing dessert for the two of us — vanilla ice cream and strawberry jam — and added some shaved chocolate chips on top. Except that I didn't wear my reading glasses and took the jar of whole black pepper instead. I did think that the chips were kind of odd-looking, but only realized my mistake when one fell out on the kitchen counter and I picked it up.
It was quite easy to pick the pepper corns out of the ice cream, though, and the faint residual flavour actually suits the ice cream really well.