Let's set the record straight - if it came from the grocery store it ain't fresh. The date isn't put on the carton until it leaves the commercial egg farms. That may be a couple of weeks. They don't rot because it's climate controlled and the egg isn't washed until it leaves -so I'm told. Take an egg from the store remove it from the shell without breaking the yolk, do the same with a fresh egg. Now look at the way the yolk sits. A fresh egg's yolk will sit higher and firmer. A lot of folks won't bake with store bought eggs.
I don't know how many are aware of this. The downside to having fresh eggs is the difficulty in peeling the shell off after you boil them. My wife will bring the water to a boil first then put the eggs in. I think she puts it in cold water then bumps it after it's cooled, then she peels.