This week we find ourselves here at cushions land with a surfeit of eggs... Mr VC's brother called for a visit, and in celebration, Mr VC went out and bought eggs, a million eggs, well 15 for 2 euro, which isn't too bad, otherwise known as a bar gain around here (now you don't need to gain a bar in order for it to be called a bar gain - funny old world isn't it? Anyway, on with the gripping and dramatic tale)
As it turned out - we already had some eggs (SHOCK HORROR) in another packet hidden craftily at the back of the fridge - and of course - those being older eggs - they are due to be out of date sooner than the new ones. Stock rotation would say that you should use up the old eggs first, but we said "To HELL with stock rotation" and cooked up a few of the new eggs in quick succession...
My dilemma today - you'll probably have guessed - is that I now own one egg that will go off several days earlier than the other 12 or so that are still in the big box of eggs, but it is a mild irritant to say the least, to have 3 egg spaces in one box and only one egg in the other - so do you, kind readers, think it would be totally crazy to put the old egg in with the new? In order that I might throw out the old box and save some small semblance of sanity? trying of course to keep it somehow separate or label it - maybe with a packing sticker, so that I can recognise it on opening? or should I wait until an occasion naturally arises for use of a single egg and take out the old egg then? (a strategy that depends on me remembering the old egg - not easy when faced with a shiny big box of new eggs that practically sing to me every time I open the fridge)
or should I simply put the old egg in at random with the new eggs, and trust to fate? perhaps invest in a magnifying glass so that we can read the pink printed use by dates on the side of the eggs? Maybe I could just go now before any of them are out of date and have a big ol' tinned apocolypse fruit omelet? Either way, and no matter what gets decided - this has probably been the worst possible use of the free time allotted to me by baby cushions first long day time nap in a few weeks, and if you've read this far... well you could've possibly done more with the time too. Shame on us.