This submission from Simmy C. highlights the Asian tendency to ignore Expiration Dates. My mom, too, did this for everything; especially milk. I hated drinking milk I knew was “technically” expired. Enjoy!
Simmy says: You know that half-empty ketchup bottle that’s been in your fridge for well over a year (or whatever the expiration date is)? Yeah the one that your mother dearest forces you to use every time you cook up scrambled eggs and complain about old ketchup. From food to shampoo, what is it with Asian crumblies and their unwillingness to part with incompletely used products? I mean, do they just not understand the concept of EXPIRATION? Maybe they don’t.
But really, probably the only time I’ve ever seen my family throw away old food is when it smelled bad or was visibly awful. Maybe I’m just a hypochondriac, and that dried seaweed that’s been around for ages isn’t at all radioactive by now.
My crumblies never throw anything away until the bottle’s empty, and quite frankly life can get utterly frustrating. But what can one little 2nd generation-er do against an army of first gens? Oh, such woe is me.
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