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My Roommate's Half and Half


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My Roommate's Half and Half

big o | Dec 10, 2005 12:58 PM

She has a bag of Trader Joe's Colossal Garlic sitting on the counter that reads "Best if used by 01/05/05".

She has two identical, open bags of hazelnuts for which the phrase "vomitously stale" would be an understatement.

She concocted some odd, cream-based salad dressing in a coffee mug, then left the remnants -- in the mug -- in the fridge for three months.

Yesterday, she left for a two-and-a-half week trip back to her home in France (no comment), and I have already used the opportunity to get rid of the 2004-expired mayo, the empty jar of olives that was apparently too delightful a fridge decoration to remove, the Trader Jose's salsa jar that has had a half-inch of salsa remaining since the jar's February expiration date, and various other similarly-off-putting foodstuffs.

Then there's the half and half. "Grade A Homogenized Pasteurized". 32 ounces in a paper container. The sell-by date is August 7th. I've confronted her about this one, and she claims that it's still good because it hasn't been opened. I considered offering her $100 to drink the contents of that container.

What do you folks think?

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