Trust is a bowl of cheese dip.

I wanted to be valued as trustworthy. I want to be perceived as a man of my word. I don’t want anyone to feel that I would ever break down and share a secret or perform any action contradictory to what I say I am going to do. However, the evidence suggests that I will do otherwise.

It is my belief that God gave us cheese dip to remind ourselves that we can never fully trust ourselves or anyone else, the same way he gave us a rainbow to remind us that it ain’t gonna rain forever.

As I drove to the Mexican restaurant to meet my friend, I told myself that I would eat conservatively. I would enjoy my dinner, but chips and cheese dip would not be part of my meal. No sooner than I placed my rear-end in the chair, I was rummaging through the basket of chips trying to make sure I picked the one with the most concavity, allowing me to draw the most significant amount of dip out of the bowl at one time.

After one chip with cheese, it was all over. I would have drunk the dip through a funnel like it was Spring Break ’95 if I could have gotten away with it. I wished I would have had a giant, plastic, pixie stick straw, so I could cut it off and slurped the cheese thataway.

By this point in the cheese dip, I had convinced myself that it was “ok”. I was at dinner with a friend, a friend I don’t see often. The holidays are coming. I went to the gym that morning.  I am not as bad as I used to be. I could get hit by a bus on the way home.  There is milk in cheese and cheese has protein. The more dip I don’t eat, the more the dishwasher has to scrape out, and that is just rude. I was justifying my lack of trustworthiness by way of justification, which works for me almost 100% of the time.

So the next time I promise not to repeat the gossip that you shouldn’t be spreading in the first place; the next time I give my word to never let you down; the next time I assure you that it will be our little secret, remember this:

There is a bowl of cheese somewhere which suggests otherwise.

Most of the time, our word is only as strong as the chip we use to dip into the cheese which we promised ourselves we would not eat in the first place.

It’s gonna be a great day today.

Peace, Love, and all things Beef related,

Beefcake

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