I can still remember the first time I encountered a Cold Ketchup Family. I was at my friend Rob's house in like 5th grade and was staying for dinner and OUT COMES THE KETCHUP OUT OF THE FRIDGE. Now, I grew up in a Warm Ketchup Family (kept in the cabinet, next to the salt & pepp), so this was quite a surprise. I was all "WHAT THE FUCK" or whatever the 5th-grade equivalent of what the fuck is. Anyway, it was a world-rocker for sure.
You see, I grew up in a Warm Ketchup - Warm Butter - Warm Bread family and I didn't know any other way. As my life progressed, I would learn that not everyone stored their ketchup, butter, and bread at room temperature. You had your Cold Ketchup - Cold Butter - Warm Bread families and even your Cold Ketchup - Cold Butter - Cold Bread families. Yes, there are families who keep their bread in the fridge. I know, right? I was just as shocked as you.
Fast Forward to today. We're now a Cold Ketchup - Warm Butter - Warm Bread family. But what does your ketchup-butter-bread situation say about you?
Warm Ketchup - Warm Butter - Warm Bread: Possible Mom with mental issues.
Cold Ketchup - Warm Butter - Warm Bread: Totally normal.
Cold Ketchup - Cold Butter - Warm Bread: Fearful; anxious. Possible drug problem.
Warm Ketchup - Warm Butter - Cold Bread: Wary of strangers. Cheap.
Cold Ketchup - Cold Butter - Cold Bread: Distant and aloof; potential cockroach problem in house
I heard that in France they store cheese at room temperature. Let's don't even get started on that.