I hate these things. I mean, the formatting. I was just drinking some apple juice out of a gallon jug and the thing said “BEST BY: 11DEC09”. Now, naturally I’m used to the MM/DD/YY format on my stuff, because usually the SMART companies label their products as “MMM/DD/YY” like in “DEC 09 11”. I mean come on, it’s impossible to get confused with month and day first; the year never goes in between. But NOPE, this company wanted me to figure out whether it was 11th of December, or 2011 December. Whoever came up with XX/MMM/XX is an absolute nut. Even adding 2 more numbers so it becomes YYYY/MM/DD is better (wait, month or day first?) than keeping it ambiguous.
This meant that my apple juice was either 2 years old, or not expired yet. I drank it nonetheless, as I’m not TOO picky about things. Besides, 2 year old (unopened) juice is not something you can die over, and it’s only the BEST BY date, which means “best consumed by for optimal taste/quality” and not “I will kill you if you drink me”. I tried searching the UPC online, but NOOOOO it’s not available. An article said that the international standard was year first on all products, but USA disregards this standard and uses the month first method. Now the problem is, my apple juice is supposedly imported from the USA but Canadian packaged. SO WHAT THE HECK, WHICH ONE IS IT? I may never know the true story, and I’ll probably refer to this as the apple juice incident :P STUPID EXPIRY DATES. HATE THEM. GRRR. >:(
Oh dang, after watching so many movies, I decided to make an IMDB account and I started writing a long review on a Korean film. Hopefully it gets approved :o I don’t know how the system works!
Anyway, added to start.io and check out my (future) ratings/reviews on films here: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur27547778/comments