(I see a new jar of peanut butter on Lenore's desk.)
Me: Did you get another jar of peanut butter?
Lenore: Oh, yes! This one is so bueno! It has caramel in it.
Me: Is that from your peanut butter group thing?
L: Yes, this is the third one. Would you like to try some?
Me: Sure, why not.
(Lenore pulls out a saltine cracker and spreads the peanut butter-caramel on it. I take a bite and give her an agreeing grin.)
L: It's so good, huh?
M: Yeah, I can taste the caramel. .... So, what's a peanut butter club? Do you have to pay a fee or something to join?
L: No, nothing like that. I just heard about these special flavor peanut butters and my friends and me all buy them and send them to each other.
M: Oh, kinda like a book club. You buy a jar of PB and then discuss it?
L: (without a bit of sarcasm, pointing into my chest to emphatically drive the point home) Exactly! Exactly right!
Originally posted August 22, 2008