Pay Attention to Expiration Dates

I was really peeved yesterday to find that there were two large containers of yogurt in my refrigerator.  This table shows the state they were in when I found them.

Two Yogurt Containers In My Refrigerator
Container Contents Expiration Date
A Open, nearly empty Still in future
B Full, unopened Already past

Arrrrgh!  At some point a week or two ago someone did not look at the expiration dates and opened and started eating the yogurt from the container with the expiration date furthest in the future (A) instead of the one with the nearest expiration date (B).  Now enough time has passed so that the yogurt with the expiration date furthest in the future was mostly already eaten, while the yogurt that had the nearest expiration date, which should have been eaten first, was well past its expiration date but was still unopened.  I opened it this morning and took a bite.  There wasn’t any mold growing on it and it still looked good. It didn’t taste completely spoiled, but it did have a overly-sour taste.  Too bad.  I had to throw it away.  A few dollars gone.  Lesson learned.  Rotate stock.  Check dates.

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