|Coworker Gave Me Generous Gift of Croussants...but they are growing blue mold!
||[Aug. 1st, 2013|12:18 pm]
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I've been broke before so it's always nice when someone at work offers me some food.|
"Shine, I baked some cookies, would you like some?"
"Shine, I know you like healthy foods...try some of this, I made some extra for you."
"Shine, you like Italian, right? Would you like some of these?"
Yes, the women at work are very nice, and very generous. I never say no to food. There is also a nice old man here and once when I was broke I borrowed five dollars for lunch and gave it back the next day. I normally never borrow, it's not my style, but that time I did. Well, in his generous compassion, one day I suppose remembering when I was broke, he brought me a sandwich from home. Another time he gave me a package of muffins he had bought extra of at the store. He's a very nice guy. I'm a man but I can feel okay about another man buying me food, because he's a generous, polite old man who just wants to help a friend.
However, today he came into my office and gave me two packages of croussants, still in the plastic container from the supermarket. One was butter flavored and the other was covered in chocolate swirls. Well, I was about to cut the croussant open and spread butter on it when I saw the areas that were grayish and bluish. At first I thought it was just some natural coloring because it doesn't look like blue mold normally does on regular bread. But there is more of the blue stuff on another one; not just on the inside but on top of it.
So here is the problem, I'm dying to eat those croussants because I'm hungry and they look good from afar, but I can't/won't due to the blue mold. It was a gift, given to me for free. Do I tell him? When he asks me if I enjoyed them I cannot lie. But do I tell him now, "Uh, those croussants you gave me are moldy, and must be a lot older than you thought."? Or do I keep my mouth shut, not embarras the generous man, and lie about them being good? What would you do?