I lost power for 5 days, and upon my return to my apartment, I pondered what should stay and what should be tossed away. I’ll concede that my fridge was smelling funny. But being French, my fridge always smells funny. I looked at the Camembert, I examined the Munster, I sniffed the Epoisse cheese. They were all stinky. So I decided to apply the rule of stink.
Therefore be it resolved that if you were stinky before and you are stinky after and provided that the stink is of equal quality, you shall not be discarded. Very sadly, a couple of white truffles did not pass the mu(n)ster and were reduced to pieces by a well powered in-sink-erator. A jar of mayonnaise from the brand Real Mayonnaise® on the contrary seemed to still smell very good. I checked the sell by date: MAY 2309. Well if it’s good for another two full centuries… Unless it was past its sell by date by three full years. In any case, the Real Mayonnaise® looked superbly unaffected by Sandy.