Thursday, August 24, 2006

Shamed...

Yes, that's right ...I've been shamed into blogging by The Medium Swede, who claims I do not blog my fair share. So, here I am again, and tonight I have a bit of a rave-out a la TBF. This AM, TBF and I had to get up early to bring the car in for new tires (or tyres if you're a Brit reading this). Now, I didn't have to go with TBF to the car dealer, but I figured I go with him and we'd ride the tram together until he had to get off to go to his gym and then I would stay on and ride the rest of the way to the office. Well, there happens to be a Coop grocery store just down the road from the car dealer and we had to walk by and deposit our PET recycling there. Well, those of you who know me well know that I cannot resist going inside a grocery store - I LOVE TO GROCERY SHOP!!! So, near the PET bins I noticed the wall of juices and decided I "needed" to get a bottle of tomato juice to take to work - clearly a lame excuse to get me into the store, walking around with glazed eyes just taking in all the neatly stocked shelves. TBF, being the smart dude that he is, guided me back to the wall of juice where he pointed out there was only one variety of tomato juice and to grab a bottle and let's go catch the next tram. OK OK...done. Well when I got to the office and opened the bottle I noticed that the sell by date and the consume by date were both EXPIRED!!! Now, I wouldn't be so mad except this is something that happens all the time at Coop! They are not good at disposing of past due items and would rather let their customers (or trusting suckers) buy these goods and consume them anyway. So - moral of this story - and in particular for all you Swiss based bloggers out there - always check the dates before you purchase perishables from Coop.
Ciao

PS. I drank it anyway...and I'm still alive, but still irritated.

11 comments:

Colon Blow said...

Good for you! I am glad that you drank the tomato juice and are still alive!

However, you would not have been as irritated if you had thought to throw a little vodka in with that stanky juice...maybe a dash of tabasco...and a few shakes of pepper...with a stalk of celery!

nikinpos said...

If you stop by in Positano come and say hello! Just ask any local for Nicki!

The Medium Swede said...

Very nice! However, I have to apologize as my blogging schedule is not what it should be either.

In response to Colon Blow, I have decided to form a new rock band called, "Stanky Juice."

The Big Finn said...

CB - Don't forget the horseradish, lemon juice, celery salt, and Worcestershire Sauce. Plus...maybe a few other things I'm forgetting.

The Sour Kraut said...

No celery!!! - Pickle!!!

Mrs. TBF said...

The celery is usually very limp here so sometimes I use a cucumber stick...but pickle sounds delicious.
CB - I took oyur advice and enjoyed the condiments with my tomato juice last night as my Friday night cocktail.

p.u. said...

I love outdated food. I often raid the garbage in our garage. Sometimes They don't notice that I'm out there and they close the door on me and I panic. Come to think of it, I only like to raid the garbage when someone is there with me.

The Medium Swede said...

F.U., P.U.!

cncz said...

Are you two Migros Swiss or Coop Swiss?
We are Migros myself but the problem is that the Migros near my job is dinky, and next door is a super Coop.

CB used my favorite word, ever.

Expat Traveler said...

This happens to us a lot at the Safeway. I try to check the dates like we do on milk now...

The Big Finn said...

TMS - I think you set up the P.U. thing just so you could use the line "F.U., P.U.!".

DP - We are overwhelmingly Coop people, but we do pick up a few things occasionally at the nasty Migros next door to where we live. I call it nasty because the chances of finding a fresh vegetable or piece of meat that any human would want to eat are slim to none. I only buy San Pellegrino, napkins, chewing gum, olives, garden plants, and toilet paper on a regular basis at Migros. We also hit the Basel Globus (owned by Migros) every now and then on a Saturday, but that's only if we're feeling especially "posh" and want to blow some money on over priced food.