What’s your “Sorry I can’t trust you again” moment?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 25, 2020 01:41 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 25, 2020 01:42 PM

I was 6 and my mom gave me expired Nyquil.

I had a cold so she found some Nyquil that my aunt had brought for her children when she visited…2 years prior!

My mom gave me a dose and soon after she noticed that I was scratching my belly. She lifted my shirt and found my torso full of hives.

I was young but I remember she immediately called up my aunt. She asked her if there was anything different about the medicine. My aunt said no but it was definitely expired.

“That doesn’t matter much though, does it?”

My little brain knew what expired meant and I realized she gave me the medicine KNOWING it was old and expired. She took me to the doctor’s and I was prescribed an allergy medicine to deal with the hives.

From then on I didn’t trust her. I would ask her if things were expired before I ate them. He answer was always “No” but I realized she was lying half the time. She was just saying anything to get us to eat or use things that SHE THOUGHT were still edible/usable.

I understand that some items are perfectly fine after their expiration date but her judgement was awful.

I stopped eating leftovers altogether. I’d be hungry looking in the fridge. I’d find something and ask her when she made it….she’d always say “Yesterday”. I’d look at my sister who would quickly blurt out “4 days ago!” out of guilt. Manipulation again. My mom didn’t have to lie but she did because it wasn’t a big deal to her.

My mistrust was reinforced incident after incident. The worst one was when she asked me to get leftover pesto sauce from the fridge so she could pour it on the pasta she just made. I got it for her and opened it so she could quickly pour it. When I glanced at the top I noticed a thick layer of mold! I looked in the jar and the sauce was totally molded over!

I showed my mom…she just lifted her eyebrows and said “Oh, I wouldn’t have noticed that! I would’ve poured it without looking!” ?

I’m positive she’d serve pasta with meat sauce to a vegetarian and tell them the meat pieces were tofu….

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