I go into a local bagel shop this morning to get the kids some bagels, because there is nothing but Christmas cookies, wine, unrefrigerated cheese and some bad ass crackers from a gift basket, left here for breakfast. Hannah just spent 2 hours working out and Connor is on his way home from an hour long soccer practice. Thought a couple of nice warm cimannin (as the kids say) bagels, cream cheese and chocolate milk would be a good kick start to today.
Any locals here - the bagel shop is Big Apple Bagels. I know some of you who like this place. I was one of those people. They make a darn good bagel.
I walk up to the counter with 2 chocolate milks and a tub of cream cheese. As I set the items on the counter, I noticed the expiration date on the top of the milks - SELL BY DEC 28. Ok - so that was yesterday. I go back to the little cooler to check on the 3 others - another sell by Dec 28th and 2 Sell By Jan 05. So I grab the newer ones bringing them to the counter to purchase. When the 'nice girl behind the counter who should be grateful she has a good job for a good company' came over - I tell her that the two milks have yesterday's sell by date on them. She brings them over to 'some guy who also should give two craps about the good job he has' and tells him about the date. She then comes back over and says -
"That is just the Sell By date. That doesn't mean it is bad."
Because I gave them to her and I needed her to argue some point with me? What the hell is that supposed to mean - that is just the "Sell By" date? I didn't see anywhere on that label that said
1. give or take a couple of days or
2. sell by Dec 28 of freaking 2008
And isn't a SELL BY date geared toward the friggin' SELL-ER?? To let the SELL-ER know when to take the s%*t off the shelves??
In this case - it is just an instance of people who just don't give a s#$t about anything. They would have felt perfectly OK with selling the milk to some shmuck who didn't happen to see the date on it.
That just ticks me off. In a perfect world, she would have just taken the milk, said "Sorry, we didn't notice the date on it" and then shut her mouth.