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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 03:06 PM
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25. I live alone and only eat at home on the weekends
so if I buy something with an expiration date on it I want one with the furthest possible date. Otherwise I'll be throwing stuff away.

I've never considered whether or not someone might be offended by this. If they use stuff quickly then they don't have to worry about the expiration date. If they're like me and want stuff that will last a while, then first come, first served.
:shrug:
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  -Grocery Store Etiquette Revisited. Dangerously Amused  Dec-04-06 09:14 AM   #0 
  - Not wrong at all. All the items are for sale, and you may buy any one you wish!  mainegreen   Dec-04-06 09:17 AM   #1 
  - I'm glad you think so.  Dangerously Amused   Dec-04-06 09:23 AM   #6 
     - Don't worry about it!  madinmaryland   Dec-04-06 09:39 AM   #10 
  - If I'm going to use the item immediately  azmouse   Dec-04-06 09:17 AM   #2 
  - I do that all the time, especially with dairy and meat  LostinVA   Dec-04-06 09:18 AM   #3 
  - I do the same. Those are about the only two types of items that  Arkansas Granny   Dec-04-06 01:48 PM   #19 
  - What I hate is the cashiers YELLING TO EACH OTHER as if the customer is a transparent curtain.  bob_weaver   Dec-04-06 09:20 AM   #4 
  - Grocery terrorist!  Gormy Cuss   Dec-04-06 09:21 AM   #5 
  - What annoys me  billyskank   Dec-04-06 09:26 AM   #7 
  - But you DID find the bread, right?  azmouse   Dec-04-06 09:35 AM   #8 
  - I forgot it  billyskank   Dec-04-06 09:37 AM   #9 
     - Forgot, my ass!  bob_weaver   Dec-04-06 10:03 AM   #12 
  - ooo me too!  Kali   Dec-04-06 10:10 AM   #13 
  - You're entitled to buy the freshest one available  Connonym   Dec-04-06 09:54 AM   #11 
  - Here's the thing...  flvegan   Dec-04-06 10:18 AM   #14 
  - my store puts close-to-expiration date eggs (and other stuff)  Kali   Dec-04-06 01:38 PM   #15 
     - 'Tis a good idea  flvegan   Dec-04-06 01:42 PM   #16 
     - Same thing with those carousel vending machines  Little Wing   Dec-04-06 04:04 PM   #30 
     - I don't think its ranting  seemunkee   Dec-04-06 04:53 PM   #33 
     - I have found eggs to last much longer than the sell-by dates.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:45 PM   #18 
        - Yeah, eggs tend to be good for about a month after the sell-by date.  haruka3_2000   Dec-04-06 02:08 PM   #20 
  - I only take the stuff in the back because I am single and a gal of milk...  JVS   Dec-04-06 01:44 PM   #17 
  - you're entitled to take any item that's for sale-  QuestionAll   Dec-04-06 02:11 PM   #21 
  - On your other question of sell by vs. actual expiration.  Kali   Dec-04-06 02:30 PM   #22 
  - I think it's every shopper for her or himself  Winebrat   Dec-04-06 03:00 PM   #23 
  - Not only is it right, but I put the ones in the front in the back.  rug   Dec-04-06 03:04 PM   #24 
  - Why? That food that doesn't get taken because of a sell date usually ends up having to be thrown  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Dec-04-06 03:07 PM   #27 
     - Because consumers often buy stuff and do not plan to use it right away.  rug   Dec-04-06 04:00 PM   #28 
  - I live alone and only eat at home on the weekends  ThomCat   Dec-04-06 03:06 PM   #25 
  - Not wrong imo. I think it's a good move by the grocery though, both economical and environmentaly  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Dec-04-06 03:06 PM   #26 
  - I ALWAYS dig in the back of the milk cooler.  trof   Dec-04-06 04:01 PM   #29 
  - If they really need to sell some items quickly...  Orsino   Dec-04-06 04:23 PM   #31 
  - Here's an opinion from a grocery store employee  skygazer   Dec-04-06 04:40 PM   #32 
 

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