Call me strange if you'd like, but ever since I was a kid I have a thing where I think that spreads, as in mayo, butter, etc, should be spread out with a spoon. The reason is that a spoon allows you to scoop up the material, whatever it might be, safely without dropping any. Ever try to use a knife to get jelly from an arm's lenght distance? it doesn't work... especially if it has fruit pieces, it usually drops half way back to your toast. A spoon prevents this.
Plus, after you plop down your favorite spread on the bread, you do a half turn on the spoon and you now have a spreader tool that works much better than any butter knife out there. Trust me, give it a try next time.
That's the reason for this survey. so what do you think?