Wednesday, July 20, 2005"I'm going to have jam on my toast this morning, instead of butter."
"What? What's wrong with butter?"
"Nothing. I just want to try this jam. It looks good."
"No it doesn't! I tried jam once and it wasn't that great. Besides, butter works. Why do you have to get rid of something that works?"
"I'm not getting rid of it! I'm just trying something different. Butter is fine."
"It's not even that different anyway. It spreads just like butter. You use a knife. Same thing, really. This whole "new" jam business is hogwash. Butter is good."
"I KNOW butter is good. What have I been saying?"
"Okay, then, tell me why jam is so great. If jam is so great, you should be able to convince me to use jam."
"But maybe you don't like jam."
"A ha! See? Some people don't like jam."
Trying to convince someone to like jam is pointless. Asking someone to try jam, though... maybe that serves a purpose. But I'm done with the convincing. I like jam and butter. I'll gladly tell you all about why I like jam. But I don't care if you want to put it on your bread or not.
To sum up: Butter sucks and everyone who uses it is dumb. Ha.