Egg containers and trust

broken egg, broken trust - Containers for eggs
@bounce58 (17526)
Canada
October 29, 2010 7:27pm CST
I had to run to the local grocery today to get some eggs. I don’t get anything fancy or organic in terms of eggs, I just get the regular ones that come in recycled-one-dozen-containers. They were neatly stacked on refrigerated shelves when I saw them in the store. When I get them, I always have the habit of opening them before placing them in my basket or cart. This to make sure that none is broken. I worked in packaging before, so I know how sturdy these containers are. But it always doesn’t matter, I still have to open and check it. I’d like to think that it’s not that I don’t have trust, it’s just a habit. So, do you take anything at face value? Or do you always have to check things for yourself? Do you have trust issues? Have you ever had a broken-egg-broken-trust? Do you open egg containers before you buy them?
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13 responses
• United States
30 Oct 10
I always open the egg containers and as if that isn't enough I use my finger to move them a little to make sure none are broken and stuck to the bottom of the container. I don't think it has to do with trust, it's just common sense. Eggs are fragile....why would you want to buy 11 eggs instead of 12? I'm also very clumsy so I need the whole dozen in case I break one :-)
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
4 Nov 10
I thought that a previous response here saying that he/she makes sure that each egg is perfect, was already the extreme. I think poking or running your fingers at each inside the containers even take the cake! Thanks dance4life.
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• United States
6 Nov 10
lol, ya you're probably right. I don't even really think about it anymore. It's more like a ritual than anything else.
• India
30 Oct 10
People seem to have a great misunderstanding about the word trust. Would to dare to cross a valley on which a rotten wooden plank is laid? How do you know that it would bear your weight? You would step your foot over it only after it has been tried and tested first. We trust our driver that he would drive us safely to the destination only because we know he has passed the driving test; and he is in possession of a license. People have come to great grief because they place blind faith in things. They think that if they trust it would not give way. It sounds very nice to hear that faith can move mountains, but in reality it is not so. In the past whenever I trusted I was given soiled and torn even fake currency notes, I was cheated in weight and quantity. People would cheat you at every twist and turn if they find you that you are looking the other way. I have learnt never to trust, unless someone has proved himself beyond any shadow of doubt.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
4 Nov 10
Hello achilles2010. Based on your response, I guess you don't trust packaged eggs either. I bet you also look and make sure that there is nothing broken inside. It is sometimes sad to know that there are people trying to cheat you at every turn. But that is reality, so we protect ourselves the best way we could. Thanks.
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 10
Yes, this is good to take your time before buying any thing and check it from all points, it is not the matter of only eggs but any thing that you are going to spend your precious money on, should be properly checked. If you are not satisfied with any thing then why to buy that. I really like that you checked it before buying. I not only check the broken egg but some time I found rotten eggs too, for checking rotten eggs, I shake them and if there is more shaking inside egg this mean it is rotten. So it is wise to spend a minute or two to check eggs and every thing before you buy it. Be happy and be the cause of happiness for others Have a nice time....
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
3 Nov 10
Hello saqi78. Thankfully I've never found a rotten egg among the packs that I buy. But if I did, I will surely remember it and be suspicious of the brand and the store from which it came. Thanks.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 10
Thanks dear for appreciation...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Nov 10
For me the thought that there would be anyone that wouldn't look into a container of eggs before they buy them is just crazy. I've always opened up the top of the container before I will purchase a dozen eggs because that is what I saw my mother doing when I was a child. That said, I don't think that it is lack of trust as the reason that I do it, but rather a habit that is so deeply ingrained into my being that there is no way I would be comfortable walking out of a store with a dozen eggs that I hadn't checked.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
4 Nov 10
I think I did that once! Where I did not check the eggs, and just put it in the cart. And all the while it kept gnawing at the back of my mind. From the walk out of the store, to the drive home. And sure enough there was a broken one in the box! Yes, it's a habit we've seen our parents do. But it also helps with our peace of mind. Thanks dorannmwin!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
31 Oct 10
Oh yes..I always check them brfore buying them. My girls even check them if I ask them toi run and get me a dozen..lol..they have seen me do it so much..they think that's just the way it's supposed to be. I think I do have trust issues but in this day and time I don't know many people that don't. My grandmother was one of the most open women I knew and had friends that she had been close to for 30 plus years. I think that's a rare thing now.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
4 Nov 10
It's funny that you mentioned about your girls checking it because they think that is how is supposed to be. Because there are also things that my kids do, which they got from me, which they think is how supposed to be! That is rare about your grandma. I don't think I even know anyone like that. Thanks.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
30 Oct 10
Hey bounce! I most definitely check the eggs at the store I shop at. There are always broken eggs in alot of the crates, although I don't understand what they do to them to have that many broken eggs! I sometimes have to go through quite a few crates to get one that has all it's eggs in tact!
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
3 Nov 10
I just learned from one of the responses here that the broken eggs are sometimes not caused by shipping the eggs from the poultry to the store. Some people break the eggs in the store by 'accident' and just put them back on the crates, and back on the shelves. So, it is worthwhile to check them before you bring them out to the till. Thanks Opal. I hope you're having a great day!
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• United States
30 Oct 10
As a ritual I am one who opens and inspects them inside and out. I do this with almost anything as not only does it save time but money as well. I can't begin to tell you that the day I get lazy is the day that I get something faulty and have to return and be aggravated with the return. So I try religiously to check every single time.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
2 Nov 10
Oh yes! The aggravation. Not only for time and gasoline wasted going back to the store, but also for the aggravation in cleaning where ever the yolks tend to mess up. Usually it's on the fridge, where they turn hard and sticky. Uggh! Thanks!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
30 Oct 10
I did open and check the eggs |I bought today like I always do. But guess what - I reached home and four of the eggs are broken. I do not know how this happened but I do know that breakfast tomorrow will definitely consist of scrambled eggs Actually I have just remembered that I did knock the eggs against the car door.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
2 Nov 10
Well, I guess it doesn't matter if you check it or not at the store, if you end up hitting it against the car door. I know I've done that a few times. Just because our garage is very narrow and it takes some manuevering to bring out the grocery bag from the car, through the car door, and through the house-door. Thanks cynthiann.
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• Canada
30 Oct 10
I always open and check. It takes all of 5 seconds, and saves you the "darn it!" of getting home to realize one is broken. Or worse, realizing it when egg yolk has dripping down inside your fridge! I don't think it's a trust thing; in all the hundreds of thousands of eggs sold, some are going to get broken no matter how careful everyone is.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
2 Nov 10
Haha! In my case, I just don't say 'darn it!' I say something worse. And even worse if, as you say the egg yolk has dripped in the fridge. And a lot worst when I go cleaning it. Yup, the check, even less than 5 seconds, saves me from all the stress. Thanks!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 10
I always check eggs. But in general I think I am probably too trusting.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
4 Nov 10
Sometimes I feel that I am too trusting too. And people take advantage of me. But not when it comes to eggs, I always check. Thanks Dawn.
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
hmm. here in Philippines egg is necessary in field of cooking especially at morning. children love eating eat, and broken egg i never encounter when i bought something.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
3 Nov 10
Hello baculonilda. It's great that you've never encountered anything broken when you buy eggs. And yes, some kids can't seem to get enough of the stuff. Thanks and welcome to myLot!
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
For me egg is the basic need for the mom during schooldays for me in my store I don't make it empty.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
3 Nov 10
Hello ebuscat. So you have a store? I guess that would be a lot of work then to make sure that eggs delivered are checked for any broken ones. Thanks.
• Philippines
30 Oct 10
It's always good to check for the quality. I don't wanna find out just after sometime that there are broken eggs in the container. That's just sad. Especially, here you can't just return it after sometime already.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
2 Nov 10
I guess you're right! There are some countries where returning products are not really a common thing. Thankfully, we could still return things here, even if they were fresh produce such as eggs. Thanks.
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