The Sanctity of the Peanut Butter Cup
There once was a Chocolate. Chocolate met a Peanut Butter. As everyone knows, every Peanut Butter loves Chocolate. They fell in love in Hershey, Pennsylvania when Peanut Butter hugged Chocolate. Chocolate melted and soon Peanut Butter had Chocolate wrapped around her little Peanut Butter self. They became one and together they were pronounced Chocolate and Peanut Butter. This union of Chocolate and Peanut Butter, they called a Peanut Butter Cup. Together they made something good, something they could not make on their own.
One day a different Chocolate fell in love with another Chocolate. They wanted what the first Chocolate and Peanut Butter had. Chocolate and Chocolate wanted a union together and they wanted to call it the same thing. They wanted to call it a Peanut Butter Cup.
We tried to tell them that Chocolate and Chocolate don't make Peanut Butter Cups, but they cried discrimination. How can it be discrimination if they still had every right to get with a Peanut Butter and have a Peanut Butter Cup just like everyone else had a right to? They set out to try and make laws that would change the meaning of the word Peanut Butter Cup, instead of coming up with their own word.
The land was fraught with two Chocolates and two Peanut Butters that wanted a Peanut Butter Cup, they just didn't want half of the formula of a Peanut Butter Cup. They wanted to just be two of the same ingredients, which actually just makes them blobs of one ingredient, unless they have cool styling skills and can make Chocolate sculptures out of themselves.
When Chocolate and Peanut Butter listened to their friends cries, they wavered out of sympathy. Chocolate and Peanut Butter still loved the Chocolates that wanted to be with Chocolates, and they loved the Peanut Butters that wanted to be with Peanut Butters. They didn't want them to be unhappy or to feel cheated, but as Chocolate and Peanut Butter thought about their little Peanut Butter Cup, they knew it was still not the same thing.
To call two Chocolates a Peanut Butter Cup or even to call two Peanut Butters a Peanut Butter Cup would change the definition of what they had together. Peanut Butter Cup would no longer mean Peanut Butter hugged in Chocolate and even the flavor would not be even close. They had to stand up against their friends and let them know they were wrong and that what they had was not a Peanut Butter Cup even if other Chocolates and Peanut Butters would be mad at them and key their wrappers for encouraging others to help them keep their Peanut Butter Cup's integrity.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate got a law passed to define Peanut Butter Cup as a union between Chocolate and Peanut Butter, but it's not going to be over. There are still going to be Chocolates and Peanut Butters that will never understand and will fight to change the meaning of Peanut Butter Cup.