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the standards of what you consider edible drop drastically? I used to have a 20-second rule. Now it's a "I'm sure it'll be fine when I get around to picking it up" rule. The other day i dropped a quesadilla slice in the sink, on top of a wet dishrag no less, and I just picked it back out. Also, I will now use milk that's a day or two after the expiration date. Less than a year ago, I'd have rather starved than eat any food in less than pristine condition.
 

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i find that as i age, i'm not <b>ever</b> drunk enough to eat food off of a dirty, wet, dishrag....<br><br>
anymore...
 

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Me either. But the sell by date on my milk was last weekend and I am currently consuming a hot chocolate containing said milk...
 

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Dibs on your stapler if you die... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><br>
(Just kidding, of course. If one of my favorite microbiologists can drink milk that's that far out of date, and feel safe doing it, perhaps I should relax about doing the same! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)
 

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Believe me...I dont even really like milk so if it was the least bit sour I would be pouring it down the drain. I dont think sour milk can actually even hurt you though...it just tastes nasty.<br><br>
Oh and the stapler is yours, but its not a swingline.
 

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Yep but sometimes it goes sour before those 7 days are up so I always test it before I ruin my cereal. <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif">
 

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no way. i'm like rainman about that stuff. don't leave it out, don't use it ON the exp date...<br>
and its almost time for.... nevermind...
 

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oh, it was there for like half a second. and it only had two teeny wet spots on it, so I think only 2 separate points of the quesadilla slice actually made contact with it. plus i brushed it off a little.
 

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If it doesn't smell bad or curdle when you stir in the chocolate you should be safe!<br><br>
Yes... I had a sunflower seed in my ice coffee earlier. I was in a hurry and had to go so I picked it out and drank the thing . Problem is the seed could have been from one of 2 sources... fresh from the bag of bird seed I used to fill the feeders.. OR one of the seeds I washed out of the feeder from the squirrel and/ or birds being in it.... HMMM... so far not problem. I figure the acid in the coffee will kill whatever germs might have been on it.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m3/RaisingArizona/SQUIRRELINFEEDER_1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
( Besides .. I work with first graders.<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">. their pencils are far worse than anything I can imagine for bacteria and virus counts! )
 

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I have a really strong constitution, and a really strong stomach, and I spent my first 30 years camping whenever I had the chance. Being squeemish about foods and "dirt" or so and camping, just don't mix. I am very particular in terms of what I would give to my daughter, but for myself, I'm not skeered, and it has never caused me problems.<br><br>
The one exception is mayonaisse. My gramma is very country and she has many of the same sensibilities as me when it comes to food. But she was terrified of mayo. Unless mayo is kept COLD, it is just a timebomb waiting to kill everyone and everything that you hold dear. My gramma instilled a real fear of "bad mayo" in me. Mayo wants to go bad. It's just waiting to go bad. In the appropriate place, and at the appropriate temperatures, it has it's place. Otherwise, it is the angel of death.<br><br><br>
With Respect,<br><br>
mattie
 

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I was going to that as I get older I find more and more things edible. But then I realized that you guys were talking about food and I lost interest.
 

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First off, I've worked in restaurants and have seen what happens to food when you're not looking. I'm pretty sure that (and more) goes on at the slaughterhouse, farm, veg processing plant, whatever. If you've eaten in a restaurant, you've eaten food off the floor - period.<br><br>
I eat stuff past its date all the time. Often, when I get fruits or veg from the gorcery store, I eat it without washing it. In a bar if there's peanuts or pretzels in a dish, I'll have some. I figure I need a decent amount of bacteria in my system so I can build an immunity to it. The folks that wipe the handle to the grocery cart upon entering the store are gonna be screwed if a germ gets through their defenses. My immune system will simply say "Hey bud! Welcome aboard!" and then proceed to kick its amoebic ass.
 

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My granny left her mayo jar on her dining room table, and ate mayo sandwiches. To this day, I don't dare eat mayo. What was so amazing- she didn't get sick. And it was in the deep south.
 

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I always want to hug you when I read your posts!<br><br>
We laugh with some of our Venezuelan friends about food safety in the U.S. versus Latin America. One of my friends does this really funny bit (with accent) about how the bugs in his digestive tract would laugh at the wussy American bugs in ours. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I will say, though, that I would not have eaten said quesadilla unless I'd just softscrubbed the sink and washed the towel.
 

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I lived out of a station wagon in Baja CA for three months ... I'll never be hungry enough to eat mice, ants, spiders or crickets ever again and I'm no longer adventurous enough to drink moonshine tequila [the 'sheriff' made it in his backyard; he used a car radiator as a condenser and <i>'la ropa interior de una de las muchachas'</i> for a mash strainer ... If it was his daughter's, fine; if it was his niece's .... ewwww]
 

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the interior rope of the.. bra? its been a while since I've taken spanish.<br><br>
I don't drink white milk.. I can't do it. it even smells weird to me if it is a day old. but as for it going 'sour' isn't sour or moldy and spoiled milk essentially cheese? I've always thought it was
 
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