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Every grocery store trip seems to be so full of promise. You wander around choosing healthy foods and buying bulk, dreaming of all the wonderful recipes you're going to create.
Soon, though, all of that promise and hope becomes a fridge full of rotten foods and a 5-pound box of raisins bought on sale. You throw it all out in a fit of rage.
Until the next time you see one of these five food types and have to have it.
No. 5: Vegetables
You think: Of course I'll
eat them! I'm going on a diet! But it doesn't take long before just the
thought of another baby carrot has you rushing to the
nearest Wendy's for a Baconator. All the good intentions drain out of
you, and suddenly you're left with mush at the bottom of the crisper
that you're pretty sure used to be lettuce.
No. 4: Hot dogs
Eight buns. Ten hot dogs. It's an age-old problem. After a family barbecue, you neatly pack up the remaining dogs and stick them in your freezer. And you don't see them again until six months later, when you pull the freezer-burned meat-popsicle out and toss 'em.No. 3: Leftovers
It tasted so good at the restaurant. If only there hadn't been so much of it. You force the waiter to bring you a box and then stuff every last delicious piece into it. Faced with the prospect of microwaving it the next afternoon, though, you just can't handle ruining the beautiful memory.No. 2: Bread
There are some great things about living alone. Your bathroom stays cleaner longer. You never fight over the remote control. But if you like to buy bread, having a roommate starts to sound like a good idea. By the time you get halfway through a loaf, you notice it already has at least a week's worth of mold on it.No. 1: Bulk items
What is it about a huge jar of pickles that so dares us to buy it? Is it the price? Or just the sheer awesomeness of one day being able to tell someone you ate them all? There's no good excuse, but that doesn't stop anyone from buying oversized packages of food, only to haul them to the garbage when the reality of the situation sets in. The pickles are not under siege -- you are.