Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Mindset

Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t hard, I don’t think that an instruction manual was ever requested by someone desiring to put one together. One day at work, I thought aloud and mused as to how much jelly would be considered too much when making a sandwich. No one really commented, but I got the feeling that many of my associates, thought I was not playing with a full deck.

You make the sandwich put it in your lunchbox and eat it at work without a second thought. If someone asked me how I rated the sandwich, I’d probably look at them sideways and think they were being funny. PB&J is not an exotic expensive lunch.

Let’s do the impossible, add politics to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump both make a PB&J. We know from the start, that both will complain that the other sandwich has too much or too little of one or both ingredients. Neither one will like how the other’s sandwich was constructed. One will want to create a bureaucracy to regulate how the sandwich is made. The other will be against government controls on sandwiches.

So, when you turn on the news, and they have a Republican and a Democrat discussing the issues, you already know each side’s argument. It’s all about that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There is no real skill in making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The real skill, is to not run out of peanut butter, jelly or the bread to put it on.


dearieme said...

I had assumed that peanut butter was all-American, but WKPD says that it was a Canadian invention. Ah well.

AIM said...

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich has a higher IQ and more integrity than any US Congress-person.

Anonymous said...

Millennials do not care about PB&J, yet that is all the politicans talk about.

Anonymous said...

...I agree with Aim. A PB&J has more integrity because, unlike a US Congress-person, you can put a PB&J in your bag and it will not try to devour everything else around it (for its own gain).

Anonymous said...

..A PB&J has a higher IQ? Perhaps we can see that by example:
A Congress-person and a PB&J consider signing a new law.
On each desk sits 20,000 pages of Obamacare, which neither can read.
The Congress-person signs, believing in fairy tales and that
"we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it" ,
while the PB&J just sits there.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi All

I think we can all agree that a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich even though it may not be able to claim American citizenship, is an item that doesn't need a Supreme Court ruling on who can eat one.

Of course, I'll bet there is a Democrat out there somewhere willing to argue that rather moot point.

Thank you all for your comments