The other day I was pursuing through my refrigerator to find my yogurt, specifically the store brand greek yogurt because I like to buy the cheapest one.
Normally this process takes no more than a minute, but when you’re living with roommates who happen to be engineers, it takes a bit longer.
Let me explain.
I’m an engineer by degree and all my current roommates happen to be engineers. A stereotypical trait of an engineer is that every spending situation is a challenge in optimization. To translate this to one word, it would be: “frugal.”
That being said, my roommates and I tend to shop(not at the same time) at the same grocery stores and gravitate towards the same brands, which typically is the store brand. As you can see with a house full of engineers buying the same brands of the same food item complicates things in the refrigerator. There’ve been plenty of instances where there have been duplicate containers of yogurt and other foods items.
For example, when any of us buy yoghurt, this consists of Wellsely Farms from BJ’s wholesale Club, “Stop and Shop” from the local grocery story, or Great Value from Walmart.
As you can see when I’m searching the fridge for my particular yogurt, I have to make sure it’s really mine and not my roommates. What I typically do is remember which brand is mine and which shelf I last left it.
It’s a bit annoying to remember which shelve you put your yoghurt. So I’ve been contemplating labeling their food items with their name.
The reason for this obvious, but I kind of don’t want it to be like a hostel like environment. Then again the kitchen refrigerator is a communal place.
Has anyone started to label food items?