A long time ago, I was in a Safeway and happened to look over at the bakery counter. A man working there had five, unfrosted cakes in front of him and a large, white bucket. The bucket caught my attention, because it looked like the kind you got at Home Depot for home-maintenance tasks, like emptying out a toilet or catching leaks from a sink. The man reached into the bucket and brought out a handful of viscous, brown sludge and then dropped a glop of it on each cake with a flourish of his wrist.
|I think Hansel and Gretl were on to something.|
|"But, honey, it was FREE!"|
“I’m on a diet,” I explain, “and so I have to watch my calorie intake. I really don’t want to waste my calories on a cake from Safeway that was frosted by some sweaty guy who couldn’t figure out where they keep the spatulas.”
Strangely, some people take offense at that.
|"Eat the cake! You don't want to take it home, do you?"|
Next time, I’ll cover the alternative.