Someone has to address this critical issue I decided it's gonna have to be me.

Hard butter does not spread. It's no secret. Everybody knows it. We've all experienced it. But yet, nobody is doing anything about it.

How many times have you ordered pancakes, waffles, or French toast in a restaurant and what you get is one lonely pat butter. Not only is it not enough butter, but it's also rock solid. You try to spread the butter over your breakfast, which ends up in shreds because hard butter does not spread.

The same thing happens when someone serves bread and butter and they fail to soften the butter before serving. The bread is ripped to pieces leaving large chunks of butter here and there and a less than enjoyable bread and butter experience for the diner.

As I mentioned, the problem of hard butter is no secret. It's nothing new. So, why is it that restaurants insist on serving hard butter with their pancakes and waffles? Why do dinner hosts refuse to soften the butter before putting it on the table? Why can't breakfast and dinner guest experience the joy of soft, smooth butter, lathered over a stack of hotcakes or spread evenly over a dinner roll?

I reached my breaking point recently. I was about to enjoy a wonderfully delicious pancake in a restaurant when I encountered the dreaded rock-solid pat of butter which felt like it had just emerged from the freezer. I said to myself, 'this has got to stop!"

It's time to get the word out. It's time to change the world. Butter lovers have been silent for way too long, and as a result, have failed to gain the respect of those who insist on serving butter in its hardest form.

How can we make a difference in the world? How can we instigate change?

I know it won't be easy to change something that has permeated society for decades, but the change has to come one pancake and dinner roll at a time. It begins with people taking responsibility for their actions and refusing the status quo of serving hard butter without regard to the hardships and grief it causes for those who have to try and spread it.

People, please! Think about what you are doing? Remember the Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." Would you want to eat chunks of butter on a pancake shredded from your failed attempt to spread the butter? Does that scenario appeal to you? If the answer is no - and I'm sure it is - what in the wide world would stop you from changing your buttery ways right this very moment.

Restaurant owners, managers, waiters, waitress, chefs - this message is for you. I offer it to you with all of the buttery softness in my heart. I plead with you from the depths of my being. Please, soften the butter before it is served. You have the power to make the world a better place. You have the power to make our pancakes better. Will you rise to the challenge?