I'm not sure if there's an official rule, but I'm pretty sure I broke it. Someone brought donuts to work two days ago. And they brought about 30 of them. So there were a bunch left over. So I had one with lunch... today. That has to be against the unspoken donut rules. I think the limit is less than 50 hours for donut freshness.
But it's not my fault. Who leaves a box full of donuts in the breakroom for two days?! Every time I got coffee or went to the bathroom they were staring at me! And I'm weak! Weak I tell you!
Sure the outside was stale. And the fruit filling wasn't entirely distinguishable as any particular flavor. But food poisoning is a small price to pay for free comfort food. And I've had a rough week at work. Yesterday was as busy a day as I've ever had. (I had two meetings!)
But I have a feeling I'm going to make the same bad decision again. There are still two donuts left. And still two hours left in the workday.