What do you do with all those little packets of ketchup?
The other night I was making dinner and while I was waiting for my oven to preheat, I thought I’d take the time to clean out my fridge. And while tossing some questionable lettuce and a coffee creamer I’m pretty sure has been sitting on the refrigerator door since I moved in (joking), I pulled out a Tupperware container with 21 tiny packets of ketchup, among other things.
I don’t know why I keep those packets. I don’t ask for them when I get takeout, but they get thrown in anyway. They’re perfectly useful, if you remember that you have them, so I can’t convince myself to toss them out.
The truth is I’m not a big user of ketchup. A dollop on a burger or a hot dog, sometimes on fries, but that’s about it. And I keep a full bottle of it on hand. So, why do I need the packets? I’m really not sure. Maybe I’m a hoarder. Here is what else was living in that container:
- 10 soy sauce packets from Chinese take out. There’s also 5 duck sauces, which I hate, so I don’t know why I keep them.
- 4 little packets of butter from who knows where.
- 7 hot sauces from Taco Bell, which I enjoy, but forget I have.
- Ditto on the 3 packets of Arby’s sauce.
- 5 marinara dipping sauces from Domino’s, which concerns me because I can’t remember the last time I ordered Domino’s.
- A random garlic sauce from Papa John’s, which I also can’t remember ever ordering.
- Honey mustard from McDonald’s, which I am surprised I haven’t used because I LOVE honey mustard.
- One lonely packet of mustard.
In all honesty, those packets can be handy. For the weirdos that like duck sauce, I have it. Someone wants some marinara? I’ve got that, too.
And, I actually do use them. Any extra salad dressing is gone in a day, especially ranch. And mayo gets used because I hate scraping the bottom of the jar when I’m running low.
So, here’s my question: What do you do with these extra packets? Am I weird because I keep them? Do other people throw them out?