Occasionally, I buy baby food just for the jars. I dump the food and fill the jars with my own goodies . . . okay, horseradish.
Today, I went to the grocery store and bought 15 jars of baby food. I plan on dumping the food, putting the jars in the dishwasher and filling them with my horseradish. I've been doing this for years. The baby food jars are perfect size (the largest jars) and I haven't found jars of this size for this price ($0.80/each) that would fill my need . . . I first started using the baby food jars when my DDs were actually eating baby food.
I do not buy 15 jars of the same food, which would totally deplete the stores supply of that particular item. I buy 2 of this, 3 of that so that the shelves are still stocked with plenty of the same items.
It just so happened that I was buying a couple of tin-foil baking pans that I needed for something else, so I neatly laid the baby food jars into the tin-foil pan and moved the whole shebang to the check-out belt.
Checker looked and asked "Wow. Is this some kind of meal?"
I joked and said "Yeah. Baby food casserole." He laughed and said "Um. Yum?"
Bagger (a woman about my age) asked me "Is this all for one baby?"
Me: No, actually, I'm just buying it for the jars.
Bagger: If you don't mind my asking, what do you use the jars for?
Me: I make horseradish and give it away. The jars are perfect size for a gift.
Checker: What do you do with the food?
Me (suddenly feeling like a heel for wasting food): Um. I dump it?
Checker: What a waste.
I mean, I'm paying for the product. Does it matter what I do with the product once I purchase it? Am I rude for wasting food?