The old saying, “There’s no use crying over spilt (or spilled) milk” always amused me. Because, I can’t stand milk. And whether it was spilt or spilled, I would rejoice. It meant that much less milk for me to try and choke down. Make it chocolate milk, lemonade, or Coke, however, and all bets are off – not because it spilled, though that would be disappointing. But, that’s not what happened.
There was no spill. I was just saving it, thinking I had all the time in the world to savor and enjoy my beverage. While I was doing other things, it either went bad, or someone else drank it.
So: Don’t cry over spilled milk. It’s possible someone will come by and top it off for you. At the very least, there is still some in the glass that you can drink and enjoy.
Cry over that full glass of delicious elixir you never even got around to tasting.
The real moral to the story is:
Always check the expiration date. Everything (from milk to love and opportunity) has a shelf life.