Say you just bought a new canister of Hills Bros. French Vanilla flavored instant cappuccino drink mix, which you like to keep in your desk to fulfill your morning cravings for sweet, hot beverages at a fraction of the price of (and without the added drive to) Starbucks or Caribou or a less-well-known local brew shop.
Say that when you lifted the plastic lid off the canister, you saw that the edge of the foil safety seal was bent back, leaving about a quarter inch of open and easy access to the powdered mix inside.
A. Toss the entire canister and settle for a cup of the green tea that the company president keeps stashed in the kitchen instead? (Note that while green tea is undoubtedly a much healthier choice than instant cappuccino, it is also wholly revolting.)
B. Set the canister aside, fully intending to dig up the receipt and take it back to Target to exchange for a new canister with safety seal intact?
C. Figure, "Eh. I'm sure it's fine" and make your syrupy fake coffee beverage as planned?
Keep in mind when answering that, (1. I purchased this canister at a clean and quiet Target store in a virtually crime-free Midwest suburb, and not in a shady corner mini-mart in Queens, and (2. The foil was bent back firmly and evenly, as if stamped improperly by the machine that was supposed to seal it, not peeled back manually by some meddling miscreant.
If you don't hear from me again, you'll know I chose wrong.
And yes, by the way, I know that [even when properly sealed], this stuff can likely kill me (what with being chock full of preservatives and partially hydrogenated oils and so forth). I just hope it doesn't do so today.