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Wouldn’t eat it. Won’t kill you.

by favepeep on December 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I’ve had some ghastly food poisoning incidents courtesy of airline food (note to self: never eat halibut stuffed with crab or chicken in any form), potlucks (so many variables), and poor choice of takeout meals.

Due to my hard-earned expertise in this arena, my husband asks for my input on food in our fridge that I haven’t had a chance to discard. Him (pointing to random leftover): is this food still good? Me: I wouldn’t eat it. Him: But, do you think it’s bad? Me: It won’t kill you.


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