From the “People throw away the damndest things” files…

Check this out…


I got a text from some neighbors yesterday around ten, asking if I ever eat cold cereal. I don’t particularly, but I’m adaptable. They said they had some they were never going to get around to consuming.

And they did, too…


Seven boxes, each containing two sealed bags, plus two still-sealed bags. I don’t eat that much cold cereal.

I’ll be leaving for the Monday morning water run in less than an hour and I know Neighbor D eats cold cereal. I’ll see if he wants to share the bounty.

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8 Responses to From the “People throw away the damndest things” files…

  1. Zelda says:

    Feed it to the chickens?

  2. Paul Joat says:

    I wouldn’t replace their current food with it, but a handful or two a day I bet they would love.
    They shouldn’t get too much sugar but with winter and cold weather a little extra isn’t a bad thing.

  3. Eric says:

    That’s maybe two weeks worth of cereal here at Red Beards Keep, seeing as I have a 13 year old boy to feed.

  4. jabrwok says:

    Bread filler maybe?

  5. JayNola says:

    That’s a quality score right there.

  6. mattexian says:

    In the topic of throwing away food, I’m looking at cleaning out most of my mom’s house, after she suffered a massive stroke and passed away two weeks ago. This was the mother who raised me not to waste food, and I’ll be throwing out cans, jars, boxes, and bags of stuff that’s months if not years past their “best by” dates. As an example, I know Spam is supposed to keep well, but I found two cans of the BBQ flavored stuff that were *bulging*, with no decodeable dates, stored in a box with several cans of likely similar vintage “low sodium” that lapsed in 2014! Whatever I find that is still good, food-wise, will be going to the local food bank.

  7. Joel says:

    Whatever I find that is still good, food-wise, will be going to the local food bank.

    And unfortunately they probably won’t take it either if the cans are out of date.

    Terribly sorry to hear about your mother. There are few more melancholy jobs than closing down your last parent’s house.

  8. mattexian says:

    Thank you. I realize they won’t take anything past date. I’m talking about the stuff that’s still good, date-wise, but I know we won’t eat, like a dozen assorted cans of beans that we found. As much as my mom was raised as a child of the Depression, even tho she was born a decade later, she didn’t follow the guideline of first-in, first-out stored food rotation.

To the stake with the heretic!