Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Initiation

By Belinda

I got home from work two nights ago to the appetizing smell of something delicious cooking downstairs.

Tori popped up a few minutes later to borrow our Parmesan cheese.

"Sure," I said, handing her my Costco sized square plastic bottle of fine cheese.

Later on, Brenda returned the cheese.

"Thank you for sharing your "post-best-before-date" Parmesan cheese with us," she said.

"Oh, no, I didn't realize," I said, and checked, relieved to find that it was only one month past the date; a few more months to go yet! :)

Kevin had asked, "It'll be all right, won't it?"

And Brenda, who grew up with me feeding her, confidently assured him that it would be. :)

He has survived initiation.


Dave Hingsburger said...

In our house, the best by date, means something different .. it means on that exact day, it's the best those pork and beans will taste. After that, a few months later, it will probably reach it's actual best throw that out date. maybe we've got it wrong.

Belinda said...

Nope, Dave, I like your interpretation!!! :) We are all alive and flourishing aren't we? :)