Pickles Family Meeting Regarding Equitable Distribution of Chocolates
February 1, 2014
Present: Ben, Molly, Mommy, Daddy
Ben Pickles called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
Ben Pickles explained that he had called a family meeting to address the issue of Mommy eating more than 11 After Eight chocolates.
Ben Pickles stated that he feels it is important that we share treats and one person doesn’t eat all of them.
Mommy asked if this applies to Fortnam&Mason apple & custard hard candies as well because when Molly Pickles was told yesterday that she could only have her apple slices for snack, she sneaked into the cupboard and served herself a bowl of candies and ate them all.
Molly Pickles countered that she did not in fact eat them all because she could not fit the remainder in her mouth when Mommy came to take them away and that was mean.
Daddy giggled helplessly and unhelpfully.
Ben Pickles proposed that we require the sharing of chocolates equally and introduce a rule that chocolates only be eaten one at a time.
Mommy clarified that she had in fact eaten the chocolates one at a time, just in rapid succession.
Daddy asked if this directive would apply solely to chocolate or to other candies and/or treats.
Ben Pickles clarified that he intended the directive to include all candies and/or treats.
Ben Pickles proposed a vote by secret ballot and handed out ballots which, adding insult to injury, he then collected in the empty After Eight box.
Moved by Ben Pickles and seconded by Daddy that all candies and/or treats be shared in a fair and equitable manner and not consumed in disproportionate numbers by one person. Carried.
Mommy offered a formal apology: “I’m very sorry I ate so many.”
Molly Pickles offered no further comment regarding the hard candies.
Meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM.