Bad food

Every so often, I’d get an email or a text message from Ailish. It would go something like this:

“I ate some yogurt. It expired yesterday. Make sure you tell the doctor if I get sick!”

I never quite figured out why Ailish would occasionally eat food that had expired. Did she only realise after she finished eating it? Probably not; she thought my concern about expiry dates was a bit excessive. I tend to throw out milk a day or two before its best-before date, while she thought of the date as more a sort of marketing suggestion.

Today, I ate some shepherd’s pie that expired on April 29th. I had kept it in the deep freeze and only¬†put it back in the fridge on Sunday.

Judi Hale
May 18th, 2011 2:16 AM

Thanks for that, Chris. I’ll tell the doctor if you get sick!

May 18th, 2011 5:09 PM

I think Curtis would be very proud : )

May 18th, 2011 7:17 PM

Lol – we used to do that when we lived together! We would mention everything – sharp pains, twitches, and spider bites – all of it just in case you had to tell the doctor later. Thanks for reminding me of the good memories.

May 18th, 2011 7:37 PM

You and your expiry date obsession! I’d forgotten about that. :)

June 1st, 2011 12:40 AM

This gave me a much needed laugh today! Thanks Chris.

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