Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sharing is caring, right?

I was down to my last Reese's peanut butter cup. It's been nestled in my little blue candy dish waiting patiently for me to partake of all its chocolaty and peanut butter goodness. I think I've just been biding my time hoping that no passer-by's walking through my room would take notice of the lone orange package sitting atop my stereo. Mainly I think I was just afraid it would disappear before I had a chance to eat it. (Hence, my younger brother.)

Well this afternoon found my brother and I lounging in my room watching the Food Network. We were enjoying our time together chatting about the meals being prepared, etc. when he nonchalantly asked me if he could have my last remaining peanut butter cup. I'm embarrassed to say I wasn't willing to share and I responded with, "You're going to eat my dessert?" He understood my meaning and with a sad smile on his face he placed the cup back where it belonged.

Everything was fine and dandy until the next commercial break came on. There was an orange background and I knew it wasn't going to be good. Next popped up two Reese's peanut butter cups in all their luscious glory and the scrolled words slowly began to appear. "SHARING"......was the first word to appear quickly followed by "is a nice gesture." There was no mistaking the humorous grunt my brother made. And it continued:

"Sharing........is a nice gesture. Stupid, but nice."

Talk about guilt! What was I to do?! My face had fallen with a smirk and the commercial was almost too perfect for my brother's case. I decided the time had come to break open my last Reese's peanut butter cup. How could I not with all that guilt riding on my shoulders? My brother looked at me fingering the wrapper and I told him I was going to eat it. I was going to take a bite and he could have whatever was left..............IF he wanted it. His response, "OK!" I guess I should have made my first bite a little bigger as he wound up with 2/3 of the cup.

And so it was the breaking of the peanut butter cup. :) Some might call me weak but I just couldn't handle the immense guilt. LOL!


Your sister said...

That is too funny!! I have seen that commercial several times, most often on the food channel I must say, and it makes me laugh every time. I almost used those words on you last week about something. :) Glad you were nice but stupid. I'm sure your brother enjoyed it.

Judith Anne said...

Thanks for your touching words dear sister. LOL! :O)