Sunday, October 17, 2010

Overheard: Revelation Edition

Overheard in our kitchen, moments ago:

Shrike: Honey, I think I'm going to start buying crunchy peanut butter. It makes me happy.
Whozat: Okay, that's fine.
Shrike: Well, I figured I'd just buy both kinds, because I know you like the smooth.
Whozat: I don't have any objection to crunchy.
Shrike: Really? I thought we were buying the smooth for you.
Whozat: I thought we were buying it for you.
And it only took us twelve and a half years to realize we've been buying the wrong peanut butter all this time.

Overheard in our office, a few moments after that: 
Whozat: Is "peanut butter" one word?
Shrike: I don't think so. Why? (glances at my computer)  Oh. I'm putting it on  Facebook.
Her version:
Twelve and a half years later and we find out that each of us thought the other preferred smooth peanut butter. Good to know there is still some mystery, however pathetic it is.


  1. And I bought smooth when you and Peeper were visiting because I thought you only liked smooth. I, too, prefer crunchy. We must talk more!

  2. Well, if I were just buying it for myself, I'd probably choose smooth, but when I have crunchy, I usually think, "Hmm, that's fun. I should have this more often!"

    You might have been thinking of LadyKay who won't eat nuts at all. Freak.

  3. Yeah, What the heck is up with Lady Kay. Or my weirdo sister who doesn't like peanut butter. More for me then. I like crunch. I don't care for spicy but I like crunch.

  4. Yep, that's me, I strongly prefer smooth. And I don't like nuts. Can. Not. Abide them. However, I DO eat peanuts. I'll eat them right out of the shell. I can only assume the difference is that peanuts are not actually nuts, but legumes.

    The thing is, I can't deal with the texture of nuts in my mouth. I do actually like the flavor of most nuts, but the texture that they become when chewed is unbearable in my mouth, as in, "Get it out! Get it out!" Much like coleslaw and such.

    Peanuts don't have quite the same texture and don't do that to me. Except chopped peanuts on ice cream; they do exactly that. (Spit! Spit! Spit!) I assume that is something to do with the juxtaposition of gritty little nut to smooth ice cream. (Although, I do like chopped peanuts on my peanut soup... though I am not real thrilled with them in my peanut butter.)

    Oh, and I can eat teeny slivers of almonds on stuff sometimes. Like on Luby's Fried Fish. BTW, I don't eat fish, except canned tuna. And Luby's Fried Fish.

    So for those keeping score at home: In the category of nuts - No nuts, except peanuts*.
    In the category of fish - No fish, except canned tuna*.

    *Except Luby's Fried Fish that has teeny almond slivers in the crust. Which must have lots of tarter sauce and catsup with it.

    What? Shrike asked, "What the heck is up with Lady Kay?"

  5. LOL! Well, there you go -- you eat fish voluntarily. I might eat it if I was in prison. Seafood I love but fish -- uhuh. I love nuts, all kinds. There are really no nuts I do not love which would explain my present living situation :-)


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