When Carrots Expire

Consider the humble bag of carrots.

bag of carrots

humble bag of carrots

There it goes down the conveyor.

down the conveyor

there it goes


down the conveyor


But wait! Look at the date on the package.

date on the bag of carrots


Best if used by 11.09.12. 

By then, the election will be over. We hope.

If the carrots can make it, so can you.

Hang on. It may come down to the wire.

But don’t give up!

Smile and think of the day when carrots expire.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. A little melodrama goes nicely with beta carotene.

Name a root vegetable without repeating any named in the comments before yours.

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16 Responses to When Carrots Expire

  1. Parsnips!
    I’m so glad it’s a proper bag of carrots, too… I’m somewhat of a grammar freak, and not many grocery ads annoy me more than those touting specials on “baby peeled carrots.” Those would be carrots peeled by babies, for goodness sakes!

  2. I also am further convinced we are separated at birth, I’m guessing that you don’t share the Cheese Its either? I consider that my “pay” for enduring the grocery store with toddlers!

    • Aimee

      I must confess, that Family Pack of Cheese Its is for my son. If I’m to have any of them, I must sneak them when he’s at school :)

  3. This made me laugh. Thank you!