The city kids probably don’t use anything past its expiration date. Like fences, Hillbillies don’t recognise them.
Completely off-topic, people always blame daily savings time on ‘farmers.’
Farmers don’t give a hoot what-says the clock on the wall. Have you ever tried hand-milking a cow in the dark? Whether it breaks day at 6AM or 10AM, the sun’s what we go by.
Clock on the wall? That’s some city kid’s fence. Farmers like it even less than city kids. Until my generation, we didn’t change our clocks.
You know how much it affected us?
Not at all, thanks. I spent months of summer -‘my generation’ because I went to public school and had to run on ‘school time’ seeing nobody but family. You’re up before dawn and out working once it’s light enough. Come in when it’s dark.
We still aren’t affected by street lights but practically get burnt by gibbous and full moons! -are the new readers gone yet?
Speaking of orbs, back to my poor eyes!
I’ve had a bottle of Lancôme blue stuff for years. I don’t use it all the time.
It never crossed my mind to look at or even for an expiration date. I mean, it’s eye makeup remover. Whatevs?
The past two or three weeks, I’ve been having inconsistent ‘allergies.’ I take OTC fake-zyrtek daily, anyway, so it seemed surprising but okay… Then, my eyes started puffing up in an alarming fashion, worse than the autoimmune swelling I get sometimes.
I took extra OTC (benadryl) and tried some RX allergy meds. None helped. I figured it was a ‘new’ version of AI symptom…
Til last night when I grabbed the bottle and thought, ‘Hey. This is meant to be clear, right?’
You know what I did next?
About 20 minutes later, when my eyes started burning furiously, I had the epiphany. I ran into the bathroom and saw my eyes were starting to puff out (below the eye) and the sclera was ANGRY. Ew.
I didn’t bother looking (through swollen eyelids). I pitched it.
So! My recommendation to you in this rare instance is perhaps pay attention to the expiration date on your eye makeup remover or at least, when you discern a change in its appearance, consider it somewhat toxic.