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Dear Peanut Butter & Co.

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

September 26, 2012

Peanut Butter & Co.
P.O. Box 2000
New York, NY 10101

Dear Peanut Butter & Co.,

I love peanut butter! I love my girlfriend! Like chocolate and peanut butter some things just plain go well together. That’s my girlfriend and I. The only thing that could make things better would be more peanut butter. I was wondering if there was an easy way to figure out how much peanut butter would be required to cover my girlfriend from head to toe. (I don’t want to have to go out for additional jars once I start this project.) I was thinking a layer one inch thick, but have to admit I have no expertise in this area, so don’t know what’s optimal.

Would 5 or 10 jars be enough?


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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Peanut Butter & Co
SINCE 1998

November 8, 2012

Dear Christopher L. Jorgensen,

Your letter has been received and it definitely made us chuckle.  While peanut butter is our area of expertise we do not have any past experience estimating what you’ve inquired about.

Hope these coupons can help with the project if you’ve yet to undertake it.

Good luck,


Isobel de la Fuente
Customer Service
Peanut Butter & Co.

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This reply was perfect, but somehow I have a feeling that Isobel de la Fuente knows exactly how much peanut butter it takes to completely cover a woman!

The more I think about this the more I am interested in finding out the answer. It should be a simple matter of calculating surface area and BMI and the volume of peanut butter. Obviously, some women are going to require more jars than others, but this should be a simple problem easily solved with math or algebra or physics or one of those other subjects I never paid attention to in school.

Peanut Butter & Co. sent me enough coupons that I am thinking of starting a side business selling PB&J sandwiches to school kids. I just need to write a jelly company and a bread company first.

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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