“Get rid of all the bird flu food.”

I wanna say, was that 2006 or 2007, my husband had the — we had the bird flu thing before. And my husband was concerned about the fact that we might have like a pandemic and we wouldn’t be able to go to the grocery store and so he stockpiled some food. And he stockpiled food, things like Campbell Soup and Kraft macaroni and cheese, you know the standards. And he had stockpiled those in the basement and that was okay. We ate those because we would have eaten them anyway, I mean, you know chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, you, you go downstairs and you go “Oh, well, there’s some soup in the basement. I’ll go get it.” You eat it. But there were some odd things that he bought that we didn’t eat.

And in 2014 — no ’15 we went on a cruise and my son was still living — he had come back to live at the house for a year and he was gonna move and I said, “You know what? We’re gonna be gone for three weeks and I would really appreciate it if you would just — if you’re looking at apart- — for an apartment, if you wait till after we are gone for three weeks, and you could just house sit here and be here for three weeks and then move.” And he said “Well, that’s good ’cause I didn’t wanna move till the first of June.” And I was like, “Fine.” So he stayed. But he said, “I’m going down to the basement and I’m gonna get rid of the stuff that dad insists is still good in the, in the bird flu food.” And I said “Get rid of all the bird flu food. Just get rid of it.” I said, “When I come back, I don’t wanna know — I want it to be empty shelves down there.” And so he did, he went down there and he, he got rid of it all and hauled it up and out to the trash and got rid of it. And that was a very good thing because there were some cans down there that I kept thinking were gonna explode and every time I’d say to my husband, “We need to get rid of this food. And you need to carry it upstairs.” He would always go, “It’s fine.” Well, it wasn’t fine, so we got rid of all that. Those are good things to get rid of.

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