I learned something today. Stephen was poking around in the fridge and ran across a jar of pickles. As he pulled them out to get a closer look, the following conversation ensued.
Stephen: These pickles look dry. Hmm, they expire December 2015.
Me: No wonder they look dry, they went bad a year ago.
Stephen: This is 2015.
Stephen: They look funny but they’re probably okay to eat.
Me: [Laughter] Stephen! Throw them out!
Stephen: Okay! I won’t eat them.
Me: Stephen – listen [cut off]
Stephen: I said I’d toss them.
Me: No – stop talking and listen!
Here’s what I learned.
Me: Anytime you say “it’s probably okay to eat”, it isn’t.
Feel free to take this pearl of wisdom and apply it to your own life. And as a bonus – when someone says “smell this” – don’t.
May the farce be with you!