Originally Posted by dcSaute
follow not the herd, for they choose the Cliff Option.
I concede that I'm a little over the top on this.
I had an unpleasant experience a long time ago. I made a sandwich. The bread looked ok at first glance. I didn't examine it or smell it. I took a bite and something tasted strange. I looked at the sandwich again and smelled the meat at the top - ok - rotated it around in my hands as I examined it- , good, good, what the!!?? - and the whole bottom of the crust was white & green mold. Seeing it turned my stomach and I immediately wretched the food out of my mouth. Ever since then I have had issues and check dates, smell, and examine everything.
Of course, I was speaking in hyperbole when I used the word "paranoia." I've been known to use milk a couple of days past the date if it smells okay.