We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Keep some vodka on hand. If you eat something that makes you think, uhm I don't know, take a shot of vodka and the alcohol will sort out the problem. If you wait until it blooms to full blown, then you'll need a lot of vodka.
Very cautious now. We had a mild case from some leftover homemade spaghetti--maybe six days in fridge. We were both sick for a month and lost about 6 or 7 pounds each. Never again. Can't imagine how bad a bad case would be.
Think of the rule like this: 3 nights 4 days. Or better yet, do what we do now. Mark every container. The Sharpie pen is right in the top drawer and every container of left overs gets marked with the date. Also, any juice or bottled fruit. NEVER EVER leave cans in the fridge--move it to glass, or put it in a plastic bag and freeze it.
Good grief, I must have a stomach of iron. I have never been sick from leftovers, and I can say that I have eaten things well beyond the 4 day limit. I even eat yogurt that has expired weeks before. Never mind how old some of the tinned products I have consumed with no effect.