Mustgo (MUST go) – n. Any item of food that has been sitting in the refrigerator so long that it has become a science project.
We’ve all seen them, that bizarre growth in those little plastic containers. Sure, at one time they might have been macaroni and cheese, or maybe chili, or stir-fry, or cheesegrits… wait, no one ever has leftover cheesegrits! Anyway, whatever might have been placed in those little containers sure doesn’t look like what it started out as. What might have been a cheesy orange-y colour is now browny-green, and the smell…. let’s so not go there! What you have discovered is a mustgo. Perhaps there is someone in your household with a strong enough stomach to work on eliminating mustgoes from your icebox. This person is to be praised and applauded, because not everyone can handle what they do. It makes you wonder if they might want to be Mike Rowe’s apprentice on Dirty Jobs. You wonder how they manage to left the lids off those reusable buttery spread bowls and not lose their dinner while trying to identify what is a mustgo and what is not. Taking on mustgoes is not an easy task, and even the most stout horror movie fans might have a rough time of it. Movies are purely visual and audible. Mustgoes attack the olfactory nerves, and no matter how much blood you can stand to look at on a screen, you don’t have to smell the carnage, or the slimy alien causing it. The mustgo identifier actually has to deal with that. Are you brave enough to handle the mustgoes?