Archive for June, 2005

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Posted in Tripp's Trips on June 2nd, 2005

In his early years, Tripp spent some time at his Grandparent’s house.  One day, all of his hard playing caused him to grow hungry long before his Grandmother was ready to start dinner.  So Tripp asked her for something to eat and she agreed to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Then she handed him the sandwich, saying, “Tripp, now you must not have too many of these because they will cause your brain to rot.”

A few years later, Tripp was frequently making his own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  His mother saw this and thought things would go well for Tripp should he not eat so many of them.  So she approached Tripp and said, “You must not eat so many of those sandwiches because they will cause your brain to rot.”  In those days, Tripp was willing to part with a few brain cells and continued to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as often as he wished.  Eventually, Tripp would hear this same wisdom from many of his family members.

Later in life, Tripp began experiencing some memory problems so he went to the doctor to see if he could get some help.  Tripp said to his doctor, “I seem to be experiencing some memory problems.  Now I have significantly cut down on my peanut butter and jelly consumption.  What else do you think could be causing this problem?”