Do you know what stinks?
When you see a dish of brightly colored jelly beans sitting out on the counter for festive Easter snacking and choose a beautiful black jelly bean sitting amidst the greens and reds and pinks to grab and eat. Greens and reds and pinks are perfectly good jelly beans and purples too, but sometimes, you just want a black jelly bean.
So you grab the black jelly bean and pop it into your mouth, bite down, and wait for the licorice explosion. But here’s where it stinks…it’s not a black jelly bean at all, it’s grape; a dark, purple grape jelly bean.
Usually, there is nothing wrong with grape jelly beans. But if you are truly expecting a black jelly bean, then grape jelly beans suck.
After getting myself all worked up about eating a black jelly bean yesterday, I was sabotaged by a grape, not once, but twice. It was just too much. So today, when I saw a bag of all black jelly beans at Walgreens at 50% off, I decided to buy them and satisfy my need for a black jelly bean or two.
I didn’t even have to look as I plunged my hand into the bag again and again; it was a black one every single time. And when I say “every single time” I mean for about an hour while I tried to get into my latest book that I was about to return to the library, but which my mom promised me was just about to get better.
So, the book is getting better, but I’m quite done with black jelly beans. Or, as my sweet grandma A. sometimes calls them, “jack belly jeans.”
Most everyone has a black jelly bean opinion, so what's yours? Love 'em or hate 'em? Is there anyone that is honestly indifferent on this subject? Come on, be honest.
Here is what Jim Halpert has to say on the subject: