No matter how old and experienced you get in life, you (hopefully) always continue to learn new things. For instance, I recently learned that dental floss has an expiration date…really? Ummm…how do I tell? Should I be afraid that it might get frayed? That the mint flavor might be less minty?
What about honey? If it’s pure honey, is processed according to ancient Egyptian standards, can be 3000+ years-old and still be good, why bother with an expiration date?
Expiration dates–use-by dates, sell-by dates–were in the news just last week. They didn’t tell me anything new, how about you? In our house, if it smells okay, isn’t slimy (unless it’s supposed to be), hasn’t drastically changed colors, grown pink, white, black, green or some other color of mold, or hasn’t been reincarnated into another life form, it’s still edible. No one has died or gotten sick yet, so I think our method works. Honestly, living in a Southern/Armenian household, who even has food that lasts that long?
You know a few things I think should have an expiration date? Grudges. Heat waves. Acne. And politicians–not their lives, but their careers. I don’t believe politics was meant to be a career, anyways, right? What do you think should or shouldn’t have an expiration date? Feel free to comment.