Friday, March 14, 2014

I Like Pie

It's as American as apple pie. Yum. Pie. I like pie.

If you really appreciate pie, when you get a really good piece, you want other people around you who like pie to taste it.

Some people, when they get a taste of pie, want it all for themselves. They might share a tiny bite of their pie, but only with certain people they feel deserve it. Others might think only one flavor of pie should be served. Chocolate peanut butter caramel M&M pie? No, that's too weird for them and they complain, saying bakers should stick to traditional types like cherry or blueberry. You know, like it was in the good old days.

Well, back in the good old days, pie crusts were several inches thick, inedible, and pies were filled with stuff like pigeons.

We've made a lot of improvements in the world of pie. But some people want to go back to that thick, inedible crust.

I don't know about you but I don't want these crusty people who don't even seem to like pie writing all the recipes. We have more than enough pie to go around, regardless of how many people out there are trying to scare people into thinking there's a shortage. We also have plenty of people who want to focus on making sure that there are enough flavors available so that everyone can have something they like.

I'm tired of watching people sit with an entire pie in front of them and whine for another piece. I'm tired of seeing people crying out for just one small slice and being ignored while huge slices are given to those who already have enough pie to fill them up. I'm tired of some people being given smaller slices based on their race, gender, or sexual orientation. I'm tired of watching people be denied a chance to even choose from the menu.

The apple pie we consider oh so American actually came from England. We've made it quite a bit sweeter over the years. When we truly love something, we don't just keep it all to ourselves. When we truly love something, we want to share it with as many people as possible. 

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