By eggmarie - 10/07/2012 16:12 - United States - Lancaster

Today, my power finally came back on. I excitedly went and spent $100 to refill my fridge, only to come back home and discover the power is out again, and might not be back on for another three days. FML
I agree, your life sucks 30 429
You deserved it 4 022

eggmarie tells us more.

Going to answer major questions here: I'm a college kid. I live alone and have a small fridge. I shop at Walmart with coupons and that's how I managed to fill my fridge on $100. I have AEP and the power was on for a bit before it went back off (not enough time for the fridge to get cold again) so I assumed I was okay. Apparently it was a "test run" I borrowed coolers from family and got some ice. I just moved here a few weeks ago and haven't met many new people so I'm stuck at my house. Thank you for the well wishes and crossing my fingers that it's back sooner than anticipated!

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Time to get a cooler full of ice and make a new fridge for yourself :P

xXCherrryBombXx 6

all I can say is.. eat eat eat!


Time to get a cooler full of ice and make a new fridge for yourself :P

Laby_fml 9

Buy canned food instead of perishable ones.

X_Codes 11

@5: Most of the stuff in your fridge can actually survive quite a while. Dairy milk and yogurt go bad (don't know about soy), but cheese and eggs will be fine. Packaged meats will be OK if the package stays sealed. Veggies and fruit will be fine, regardless. Mayonnaise will go bad if opened and peanut butter might also, but most other condiments like ketchup should be fine.

robinhood007 9

Peanut butter will stay good, we don't even keep ours in the fridge.

46, soy products go bad, too, except perhaps soy sauce.

mduffy08 8

46 - I'm sorry but, the point of the refrigerator is to keep foods that will go bad out in un-regulated temperatures... Why else would you have a fridge?

So you can keep food LONGER, not necessarily to keep food. As 46 said, some food can survive for a few days not in the fridge and even longer in the fridge. Some food, however, can not get left out for a few hours because they can spoil. 46 is not implying that you don't need a fridge. He/she is just saying that some food do not HAVE to be kept in the fridge.

missamazinggg 12

If your fridge turned on and you don't open it the food will stay good for a day or 2, hopefully long enough to last you

46 and 53- Are you supposed to keep peanut butter in the fridge??

Or just return them...

xXCherrryBombXx 6

all I can say is.. eat eat eat!

You deserved that one

I have to agree with #28, you deserved it #2.... wait, what?

olpally 32

I hope it was $100 worth of bacon you bought op! :D

"Dinner for 6 for 1! You boys are about to see something really special" - joey tribbiani

Milk is the first to go....CHUG!


Eat as much as u can

4's display pic compliments their comment. Whilst 23's does not. I am thoroughly confused.

ripresno 10

4- Can you say diabetes

I love your username 4

Shouldn't have gotten so eggcited

Oh goody, more egg puns... I am so eggcstatic...

winnerme123 8

Eggsactly I just had to do it ;)

robinhood007 9

Are egg puns common or something? If so, I have not noticed.

unknown_user5566 26

Eggsactly 52, I haven't noticed them much. Then again, maybe my memory is scrambled. I guess they aren't really what they're cracked up to be. ;)

Not sure why you got thumbed down. I thought all of the puns were funny. :)

That's troublesome. Feast on what you can to minimize the loss!

Your profile pic is very troublesome... *Shudder*

next time your power goes out, keep your fridge closed as long as you can. it saves the food, unless it's out for three days. then your screwed. return the food?

I didn't know that you could return groceries. Isn't it that perishable items like meat can't be returned or...?

You can't return food -.-

You can return food (at least on east coast America you can). I work at a supermarket I get returns on meat and milk all the time. Just recently a family returned this ham meal they were going to make but changed their minds.

mduffy08 8

58 - Yeah I don't think that's exactly correct, food can be tampered with. You have no clue what they have access to, so it should be assumed that the food is no longer up for consumption and should be tossed. You can return food yes, but for a refund because maybe the store did something wrong/recalled food.

elletex 8

I'm assuming there are exceptions, and certain conditions, but you can return groceries. That doesn't mean the store will resell it.

FreaksandGeeks 5

I work at a grocery store and you can return food. Whether or not they'll be placed back on the shelves is a different story..

lmao, now i feel stupid. i'm 16. i don't live alone, & my job isn't at a grocery store, & i've never been the one to buy groceries. so i didn't know you couldn't return them. lol.

I also work at a grocery store. Our policy is to refund the product and toss it away or put it away for credit from the vendor. Some vendors do 100% money back some don't.

Hold on a second... *checks OP's location* Great, you're American! Sue the bastards!

Eat the food THEN sue them. Win win situation!

Why'd you get thumbs down? It's pretty funny!

Impossibru! DocBastard getting down votes! What is this black magic!

sometimes FEMA gives checks for spoiled food after disaster-caused power outages.

The minions didn't recognise the new avatar straight away I'd imagine.

Dry ice maybe? Or underground fridge. Just some option there. Sorry about your power outage.

Dry ice is great. I use it for power outages due to hurricanes. Many grocery and party stores stock it if the city isn't giving it away.

theslimshadylp 6

Better eat all that ice cream before it melts!

i hope you like ice-cream soup xD

Just saying. It you don't know if it's ice cream. He could be lactose intolerant. Just saying. Not to be mean or... I should stop talking... yeah... F the foods life.

It was Popsicles to help deal with the heat. RIP bomb pops, you will be missed