If you’re angry about the political feud (Trump v Dems) that drove the federal government to partially shut down, or about a golden parachute for a CEO who ran a business into the ground (Kraft Heinz), you aren’t alone—but you probably won’t do much about it. Folks usually respond to two types of injustices: when bad things happen to good people, and when good things happen to bad people. Human beings are reliably motivated to help when a bad thing happens to a good person, such as a hurricane devastating a town—, but only in a nominal way. When a hurricane happens, we want to help, so we give $10 to disaster relief or the RED CROSS, but we don’t try to build new houses. Even a small amount can help us feel that justice is restored.
But the converse is not necessarily true: When the universe rewards bad people despite their rotten behavior, people are usually reluctant to do anything about it, even when they’re angry at the unfairness of the situation. The forces at play in creating an unfair situation are often beyond our control or would be too costly to make the effort worthwhile. So, we stay angry, but often we settle for the hope that karma will eventually catch up.
On the rare occasions
when someone does decide to act, they go for broke, spending all their
resources and energy—not just a token amount—in an effort to deprive a bad dude
of everything he gained unfairly. The desire to completely wipe out a bad dude’s
ill-gotten gains is driven by a sense that justice will not be served until the
bad dude is effectively deterred from future bad behavior, which is unlikely to
be the case if the punishment is a slap on the wrist. But given the difficulty
and expense associated with this response, many Americans stew in anger and
hope for the best.
So, when ordinary people
see bad things happening to good people, pitching in a few dollars feels good
enough. Pitching in a few dollars to punish a bad person who has been unjustly
rewarded, however, doesn’t cut it. Only
when people feel that their actions are guaranteed to send an effective signal
to the bad person will they feel compelled to act. Since that sort of guarantee
is hard to come by, most people will just stand by and wait.
Nutty Buddy is an ice cream cone topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate, and peanuts.
The “Nutty Buddy” was
originally created and produced by the Seymour Ice Cream Company, located
in the Port Norfolk section of Dorchester, Massachusetts and named after its
owner, Buddy Seymourian. Seymour Ice Cream ceased operations in the 1980s.
The official Nutty Buddy is no longer
produced commercially in large numbers across the United States. Its former
manufacturer was the Sweetheart Cup Company, which was also the
manufacturer of the machines that produced the cones; Sweetheart went out of business
in 1998. One of the last manufacturers of the Nutty Buddy is Purity
Dairies in Nashville, Tennessee.
Purity Dairies is a dairy company and ice cream manufacturer that provides products throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia. The company is owned by and operates as a subsidiary of Dean Foods and their products include milk, cultures, ice cream, orange juice, lemonade, tea and water, and it is one of the last distributors of the Nutty Buddy ice cream cone.
Please do not confuse the Nutty Buddy ice cream with nut butter. Nutty Buddy Nut Butters are artisanal nut butter that is always gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugars! Organic coconut sugar, which is unrefined and has a lower glycemic index than traditional refined sweeteners, is used to sweeten the butter. Nuts are dry roasted to emphasize their naturally sweet aroma and maintain the mineral-rich nutrients your body needs. No palm oil or artificial additives are used at all- it’s just naturally delicious!
way to enjoy nut butter is spreading it on toast with banana & cinnamon or
just eating it straight out of the jar! There are endless options when it comes
to nut butter: make a nut butter & jam sandwich, savory pasta, sweet
cookies, and more. Anyone can make a nut butter if you can grind the nuts. I
love Almond Butter and you can grind your own at the Roanoke Co-op or Fresh
Nutty Buddy is also the name of a well-known athletic cup that was
invented and patented by Mark Littell after he learned that nearly 50% of his
athletes refused to wear athletic cups because they said that the only
available cups were uncomfortable and restrictive. He created a premier
athletic cup with a patented design that is anatomically shaped to conform to
the male body providing unprecedented levels of comfort and protection. After
all, the most important thing is to “protect the boys”. The patented
Nutty Buddy has won multiple awards for its comfort, design, and protection and
has become a staple for athletes all over the world. Nutty Buddy’s safety gear
protects the boys while playing baseball, softball, ice hockey, field hockey,
lacrosse, football, martial arts, paintball or other contact sports. Nutty
Buddy is now expanding their market into the law enforcement and military
fields by creating the world’s first ballistic cup!
The patented Nutty Buddy Ballistic Cup is essential protective equipment that is required when entering a hostile environment. It is designed to protect the groin against bullets, fragments, and other impacts. The Nutty Buddy Ballistic cup follows the same anatomical design as the original Nutty Buddy. This design allows the cup to shape to the body to deliver comfort, and in addition, there is a “tail” that resides between the legs to center the cup during activity and provide protection under the groin area.
I bring this to your attention for several reasons. I find it fascinating that there is such a vast array of items that use the name, Nutty Buddy. But there should be no confusion about the product that our community is fearful is going to be rationed.
Several ladies were talking in our Grille (at my senior residential community) about the lack of Nutty Buddys in the display freezer.
Alice was sitting in her motorized chair talking to Eloise. “I have seven of them in my basket. I’m going to put them in my freezer.”
Eloise replies, “We won’t have to use them until next week. I have five in my freezer. That’s one for you, one for Maggie, one for Janet and a fifth one if Joycelyn shows up.”
“Great! We can use mine next week on Friday.”
“Don’t give up. I was told that another box was found in the central
freezer. Since I have the last seven in
the cooler, they’ll probably bring out more. We’ll need to check tomorrow and
the next day.”
“Let’s just get five at a time. We don’t want to create suspicion.”
Alice gets this devious smile on her face and says, “maybe we can corner
the market and have a Nutty Buddy auction.”
They smiled and departed.
This truly happened!!
Or maybe I just imagined it!! Nope! You can’t make this stuff up.