(If you already know this then good for you, but I'm discovering that most people don't)
You know how, if you reach into the back of a row of milk jugs, the furthest ones almost always have the best dates?
This trick only works with milk.
If you reach into the back of a row of Greek salad dressing then you're most likely going to grab one with a bad date.
There are three reasons for this:
- The dairy department has a cool sliding door behind the milk section so they can push the new stuff in from their secret room. Salad dressing does not have a cool sliding door. All new product gets shoved into the front of the shelf and the old stuff stays in the back, unless someone cares enough to rotate the product.
- Nobody cares.
- The night crew stocked the salad dressing, and those dudes don't care whether you live or die.