Just wondering, when I'm buying milk, am I obliged by invisible yet weighty social expectation, to take the bottle in the front row that expires in a week, rather than a bottle from three rows back that expires in ten days?
Logic tells me that it makes sense to do a little hunting to find the bottle that's going to last longer, the bottle that's been on the shelf for the shortest amount of time, the milk with the least possible time between teat and bottle.
But whenever I do the hunt, I feel very self conscious, like the cashier, and just humanity in general, are frowning at me. Am I doing the wrong thing? Should I be sucking it up and taking one for the team? Should I be helping out the shopman by helping him get rid of old stock? A conundrum is what it is. I look forward to heaven, where the milk on the shelves will have no expiry date.
So, fellow humankind, how do you circumnavigate this dilemma?