Share A Secret: I ruined my family’s Christmas with food poisoning because I am a cheapskate

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I had gone to a friend’s company’s outdoor shindig, which had a buffet spread served up by a catering company used by several local celebrities. As there was a lot of food left, I decided to convince the caterer to let me doggy-bag everything home.

He was concerned about the hygiene and quality of the food, but I convinced him by saying it was just for my large, extended family and that I wouldn’t keep it for more than a day. I even managed to wrangle a few luxe-looking disposable party wares!

The truth was that I kept them for my extended family’s Christmas party, a few nights after… 

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