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    This is the second time this has happened to me now.

    The first time was at my flat in my uni town. Both of my flatmates take up pretty much 9/10ths of the space in the fridge (they moved in before me) so I only fit a few things in there by force. I had a cupboard to myself in the kitchen to store my dried foods but the bottom shelf of that quickly got claimed by one of my flatmates, even though she has a lot of her stuff in various cupboards in the kitchen already. She left bagels in there and went away for a week and they got incredibly mouldy, leaving the cupboard stinking. I left them there for her to see. She is generally the one that is the first to complain about anyone else's stuff being left out, going off etc, but I always clean up after myself and keep on top of any foods that I have. I decided to defrost some chicken so put it in the fridge and the next day I discover it's gone... she told me that because it was out of date she threw it out. I was annoyed she hadn't asked me before chucking it away - she clearly didn't know I'd kept it in the freezer all that time. I find it pretty rude she did this without consulting me.

    Second occasion - I brought home a few tubs of curry sauce that I was given from work as they were about to go past their best before date. They're pretty expensive too. The BBF date was 29 Dec. I planned to take them to uni with me to cook them there, as it's convenient for me and it's unlikely it'd actually do any harm. A few days ago I found them in the bin. My sister in law chucked them away without asking.

    I'm pissed off that people think it's okay to chuck away my things without asking so not knowing the full story as to why they are still there.

    Has anyone had any similar experiences? Am I over reacting?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This is the second time this has happened to me now.

    The first time was at my flat in my uni town. Both of my flatmates take up pretty much 9/10ths of the space in the fridge (they moved in before me) so I only fit a few things in there by force. I had a cupboard to myself in the kitchen to store my dried foods but the bottom shelf of that quickly got claimed by one of my flatmates, even though she has a lot of her stuff in various cupboards in the kitchen already. She left bagels in there and went away for a week and they got incredibly mouldy, leaving the cupboard stinking. I left them there for her to see. She is generally the one that is the first to complain about anyone else's stuff being left out, going off etc, but I always clean up after myself and keep on top of any foods that I have. I decided to defrost some chicken so put it in the fridge and the next day I discover it's gone... she told me that because it was out of date she threw it out. I was annoyed she hadn't asked me before chucking it away - she clearly didn't know I'd kept it in the freezer all that time. I find it pretty rude she did this without consulting me.

    Second occasion - I brought home a few tubs of curry sauce that I was given from work as they were about to go past their best before date. They're pretty expensive too. The BBF date was 29 Dec. I planned to take them to uni with me to cook them there, as it's convenient for me and it's unlikely it'd actually do any harm. A few days ago I found them in the bin. My sister in law chucked them away without asking.

    I'm pissed off that people think it's okay to chuck away my things without asking so not knowing the full story as to why they are still there.

    Has anyone had any similar experiences? Am I over reacting?
    These people are idiots.

    I'd be a little weary of best before food but that's usually it's best before that date. It's just not at it's best after that date so you can still use it.
    No reason to throw away tho. Unless it starts to smell or you can see mould on it, i see no reason to throw it away.
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    you could get a mini fridge to keep your stuff in. no more problems.
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    I'd day you are lucky that this only happens to your food.
    Imagine if you found certain items of yours missing, and upon enquiry were told that as you don't use it, it's a waste of space.
    Excuse me?!? Like you are always around to see if I use that item or not?

    Best course of action would be to set some ground rules. Have a cupboard allocated to you, maybe invest in your own mini fridge. Be firm that this is mine, don't chuck it without asking, regardless of your reasons.

    And let these people know that best before is best before. It's not use by. Hence no harm in eating!
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    If it's only happened twice (and two different people) it's not really a huge problem and it sounds like the girl listened as she didn't do it again

    I agree you shouldn't throw away other people's stuff, the exception being if it's noticeably mouldy or they've gone away for a significant time period and the fridge needs emptying etc
 
 
 
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