Doesn't putting it in the fridge diminish the entire reason of setting it out on a plate? Also, gross.
I agree with you, Courtney, that butter should be left out so that it can be good and soft, so that you can put more on that hot bread. But Rebecca made me put it up! And we barely got through one stick of butter over the weekend (where did I go wrong in raising you guys??)
I think the point is so that you can grab it at a moments notice. Who wants to wait an extra 4 seconds to unwrap the butter?