I like to think we live in a civilized society. Maybe we do, maybe not. At work, often people leave food out in the staff lounge for the rest of the staff to eat. The ugly truth is very rarely is it food the person who left it out wanted. It was a gift from a crazy neighbor, or a container of cookies that are about to go stale. The logic is, "Maybe someone else will eat the food I'm too good for."
Food place there at 8 am is normally gone by 11:30.
We are savages.
However there are boundaries, lines that should never be crossed. Things like time sensitive food.
Today someone left out Christmas chewy nugget candy out on the table.
There are so many thing wrong with that.
1) It's St Patrick's Day. Three months after the appropriate time.
2) Clearly who ever left it there got sick of looking at this unwanted candy at their house and figure he or she should leave it for the savages.
2.5) Keep in mind, that the candy was able to survive three blizzards in this person's house.
3) It's the kind of candy that gets trapped in your teeth for six hours. If you eat one at 8:30 am at dinner time it will still be wedged in your molars.
Bunch of savages.
PS don't respond back with the expiration date of candy... I don't care. I'm sure it's still "good". Just because something is "good" doesn't mean it's not gross.