Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Candy Law

Occasionally I run out to the store to pick a few things up on my way home from work. (milk, diapers, a needed ingredient for a recipe, etc.) Most times I will grab myself a little snack or treat. Recently, I picked up a couple of Milky Way Midnights, one for me and one for the wife. I usually eat my snack that night as I did with the candy bar.

Two nights later, I opened the fridge and saw the one I bought for Lauren sitting there with all it’s dark chocolate, creamy nougat and golden caramel, goodness staring up at me.

So I ate it.

Lauren was a little annoyed. I couldn’t understand why. I thought she did not want it. I did buy it two days ago. She claims there is no statute of limitations on candy sitting in the fridge. I claim there is. I believe an accurate time for something like that to be sitting un-eaten is 24 hours.
Did I buy it for her? Yes.
But did she eat it that night? No.
I believe at that point it is fair game.
What is the statute of limitation on uneaten candy?

27 comments:

Charlotte said...

I'm with you William. If you snooze you loose!

I'm a big sweet eater, so if you want something around here you better get it or forget it!

Dancewriter said...

Hey, I'm inclined to think that it is minutes, not days. You offer it up when you bring it home. It it is not eaten and if it is stored in a public place it's fair game.

Now, had she put it on her dresser or said explicitly, "THIS IS MINE, IT IS IN THE FRIDGE, DON'T TOUCH," well, I suppose you would hard pressed to eat it then.

This is from someone who had a Dad who loved to say "hey, look over there" and then steal my pudding. You have to be protective of your sugar! LOL

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SoozieQ said...

I agree with you on this one.

The Hubs has 1 day to eat anything sweet or 2 days if it's of the non-sweet variety.

BUT if it's been tagged with "Do not eat" then I won't touch it. (or I'll remove the note and pretend I didn't see it ~ again, only if it's sweet and those Midnight Milky Ways would be cause for such a note removal!!!)

Circus Kelli said...

Ugh. Men! If it's chocolate, and you know your wife likes/loves/adores chocolate, and she hasn't eaten the candy bar yet, ASK FIRST.

That is all.

Grace said...

If the candy goodness was not consumed within seconds of presentation, the owner rightfully gives up ownership of said candy goodness. It's in the handbook

No_Newz said...

Son, you must have a death wish. You never, under any circumstances, whatsoever, take a woman's chocolate. Ever! It was hers and you ate it. Shame on you. On your way home tonight, you should stop and get the Mrs. some candy you would be less apt to be an Indian giver over. :P
Lois Lane

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You will not be able to lose weight quickly if you keep eating milkyways.

Candace said...

I'm sorry, I don't seem to understand your question, because the words "uneaten" and "candy" don't go together.

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Kari said...

Ian does the same thing to me. Ecept it's usually Ben & Jerry's. He'll buy a pint of my favorite (which happens to be his favorite too)but he'll bring it home and say that he bought it just for me.(knowing full welll that I won't eat the whole thing in one sitting)I'll repeatedly ask him if he wants any and he'll say, "no, I bought it for you." Then I swear he waits until I fall asleep and he finishes it off! What happened to I bought it for you?
I guess ice cream has a less than 24 hour limit on it. LOL.

maggie said...

i say it should be 24 hours

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Effie said...

I believe you are DEAD WRONG on the candy issue: if you bought the candy for HER and she didn't eat it right away, then she was saving it for a time when she needed it more--and with a young son,that could have been at any time. She was depending on that chocolate bar being there for her when the situation arose. My hubby did this to me just a couple of days ago with a box of Reeses Pieces that I was depending on, and I was some ticked. He, like you, did not see the error of his ways, but I set him straight on that one pretty quickly. If something was bought for one person, unless that person offers it to someone else, that chocolate/candy/good yummy treat is still theirs.

Think of it like bacon--if you put a piece of bacon aside so you could savour it more, wouldn't you be some ticked if it were missing when you went to munch on it later???

Ozymandius said...

I second the seconds comments. Candy offered and uneaten within seconds is fair game! Forbidden candy....MMMMMmmmmmmm!

Susie said...

Oh. Oh no. You are the girl's chocolate? No. Not good. Not good at all.

kimmyk said...

You don't take a womans candy bar.

Doesn't matter if ya bought it.
That would be like using the last piece of toilet paper and not replacing the roll..ya just don't do that.
It's wrong.
Poor Lauren. I hope you bought her a reese's peanut butter cup as a "I'm sorry, I won't let it happen again" gift.

Lori said...

All I can say is that sometimes I save things and then when I go looking for it and it's gone, I am not happy. Invariably it's my teen daughter who did the deed.

I do keep an candy like that hidden DEEP in the freezer to avoid disappointment.

Kami said...

OMG I eat crayonz. LMAO. William, I think you're in the right here. I've done this myself, plenty of times, which is why I think you're right.

mrtl said...

Your first mistake was letting her know you bought one for her. What you do is eat it in front of her. If she makes a comment, like "OMG, you're such a jerk for not getting me one," you pull it out. If not, it's yours.

mrtl said...

Just read other comments...

Let me mention here that NO chocolate of mine stays. I don't care if I'm puking full, it will be eaten.

Lauren must be weird. (You seem nice and all, but TWO DAYS???? WTF?)

Jewl said...

I can't believe you ate your wife's chocolate. Wrong, so wrong...
LOL, I would never have left it in plain sight, that was her mistake. Your mistake was in thinking that ANY chocolate was up for grabs in the house.... Duh, you are man, the chocolate is for the women.... Silly Man!

kalki said...

I have on multiple occasions eaten something that I bought for Rob that was not consumed within 24 hours. Him not eating it means he is either uninterested or ungrateful - or at least that's how I rationalize eating his share.

Circus Kelli said...

Responding to Kalki's comment:

See, now, the guy asks if he can eat the woman's chocolate if she hasn't eaten it before he wants it. That's a given.

HOWEVER, all the guy's food is fair game where the woman is concerned.

Nico said...

YOU NEVER, EVER, EAT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHOCOLATE. It's like...a sin.
Lauren, kill that man right now.

Stacie said...

You ate her chocolate?!? And she let you live?!? Lucky man...that wouldn't have happened in my house! I'd say you got off lucky this time..but I wouldn't push my luck trying something like that again if I were you. Great site!
Stacie