It is sad to admit that some Indian privately owned businessmen are deceiving at best. It is evident when you go to most of the Indian groceries in North Bay area (San Rafael, Vallejo, Berkeley etc) and check out the packaged food packets. Most of them are either,
- Or there is no expiry date
- Or expiry date is erased (that’s right, erased)
When you try to inform them that expired package is kept for sale, forget about being apologetic, they are ignorant and rude at best. Usual responses when I highlight that package expired is “We don’t know”, “Don’t buy that” etc.
Shame on you people who do this. Let’s be fair. While you charge way more than what they are worth (for ex., one simple udupi mixture costs $3 while the actual value might be just around $1 or so), at least provide the good service for the money you expect.
I’m not sure what’s the law of California Public Safety and Health department. Hope that they will take some action and curb this shady practice.
So people please please check out the expiry date before you buy. If there is no expiry date, don’t buy it. If you find something which is expired, tell them take it off the shelf. Spread the word and let your friends/family know.
Another tip to businessmen if they haven’t realized already: Please smile. Customer likes it.