There are times when all those cumulative years of education and logic/rationale building completely disappears especially when it involves money and food (or maybe just money), and that time was just about fifteen minutes ago.
So, I bought a box of yogurt bars. And yogurt bars are expensive. The expiration date of yogurt bars- SEPT 2012. But when I opened the cupboard to take a look at the box of yogurt bars, I realised that the box was oily so I opened the box to see that the ends of the yogurt bar wrappers were oily as well. It’s the damn Malaysian weather. So, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN DOES THIS MEAN I THROW THE YOGURT BARS AWAY OR KEEP THEM SOMEWHERE MAYBE IN THE FRIDGE?!
Okay not yet. So I consulted my mother, in which also, many years of education and rationale building had gone down the drain because we thought:
-those yogurt bars are expensive
-it hasn’t expired
So I opened one to see that it definitely did not look like what it’s supposed to look like (referring to picture on box). BUT it smells fine. Maybe I should taste it, so I did and IT TASTES OKAY. Okay, throw this one away. Hesitate for 5 minutes, open another one. THIS LOOKS PRETTY OKAY. THIS TASTES QUITE OKAY TOO. So I asked my dad for a confirmation and all he said was ‘this is so sweet’. So okay. I feel good. Quite good. I ate the entire bar. Then I felt bad. Felt bad for mental images of bacteria growing exponentially in my stomach started to play again and again. So I threw everything away.
I now have probably bad yogurt bar in me.