Tuesday, November 18, 2008

yes, I do realize there are more important things

...however... I just wanted to do have just a brief moment to vent. Is it constructive? probably not... Is it positive? definitely not... but I just want to get it out there.

I made the most amazing strawberry cake to take with me when I went to visit Sarah and Jennifer. We ate some at our little party and then Sarah kept some and then what I took home was basically half of what used to be the whole cake. Great! I knew I could take it up to school on Monday and everyone would love it!

So, I take it to school, put it in the fridge, and am so excited about taking it out during lunch time. The third period bell rings, class is over, and I basically am skipping along (in my head people... haha... I do work at a high school remember) so excited to take out the delicious cake to share with my co-workers.

I go to the fridge, take out the cake, set it on the table, and I go and get some small plates. I get the small ones because remember, it is only half of a cake and there is a decent group of the lunch bunch, like up to 10 people sometimes, and small plates plus the fact that there is ONLY half a cake there, should clue people in to take a small portion. do you see where this is going??

In comes Person A. Now Person A has only eaten with us like maybe 5 times this entire year. I have no problem with Person A spying the cake and wanting a piece because seriously, who could resist such a beautiful specimen? I am open to sharing this goodness with all who walk through that door. In comes Person B. Person B is a regular lunchie and eats a good share of whatever is brought every time. I set out the little plates, cut the cake into small slices so everyone can clearly see that only small portions should be taken. 

Well Person A grabs a plate (remember... SMALL plate...) and proceeds to take his slice of cake. Only Person A seems to think that his slice of cake is HALF OF THE CAKE!!!! And please don't think that I am exaggerating! I have witnesses! Person A takes HALF OF THE CAKE!!!! and scoops it all onto this tiny little plate which is now overflowing with cake! 

I wish you could have seen me fighting my sin nature. My mouth dropped open and almost hit the floor. Well, Person B turns around from the computer, notices that Person A took HALF THE CAKE!!!! and I kid you not, takes two giantly fast steps to the cake (please keep in mind that lunch has not even started yet... the bell has yet to ring and no one has even finished warming up their food...) and grabs a mini plate and takes HALF of what is left of the cake!!!!!! 

This time, my mouth dropped open and actually hit the floor and REMAINED OPEN the entire time Persons A and B (who didn't even eat their lunch first, because they were scarfing down the cake!!!) were eating their cake! I was looking straight at them just wishing and hoping that they would look up at me staring at them with my mouth open to the floor in complete shock that before the lunch bell even rings, 3/4 of my already half a cake is gone!!!!!!!!!!!! 

no one looked up. But I think they knew.

Person A gets up after eating half of my delicious cake, throws his plate away, and leaves. 

Person B eats his cake, doesn't throw his plate away, and goes to heat up his food.

By this time the majority of the group is there fighting back the laughter they are holding in because of how I was staring at A and B with my mouth open and also because they too thought this was ridiculous feeding frenzy for Persons A and B. 

I mean, really?? Really???? You come in, notice half a cake, notice miniature plates, notice miniature precut pieces and then STILL take all that food? Do you really not have any etiquette at all????

wow.

So, Person A was long gone and not too much after that, Person B went back to the computer. The rest of the group took the smallest slivers of cake I have ever seen. The type that can literally be eaten in one bite. They ate their bite of cake, said thank you, and laughed deep down at what we had all just witnessed.

There are so many lunch stories... I need to be writing these all down. They could be a best seller someday.

19 comments:

Penny Rodgers said...

My guess is that Person A and B should really be Coach A and B. That sounds like something a coach would do!

So funny...

Chelsey's Chatter said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe they did that! You're a better person than I am. I would have raced over there and grabbed my cake back, fork in mid air and everything..poor Amanda. Wish I could have seen that one though!

Penny Rodgers said...

Let me clarify my comment before I offend anyone!

MALE Coach A and B!

Amanda said...

lol
Sounds like the faculty lounge I remember back in Levelland. The cake sounds yummy thogh! :)

sarahdodson said...

That is absolutely hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing this post. And for sharing the cake. Can I have a piece? ;)

Taren said...

Dustin thinks he knows who it is!!

CC said...

YARGH!!!!!!!! I've had this happen before!!! although not at works since everyone there is on a diet. But I'm totally envisioning your stares and am laughing. Too bad no one said something "under their breath" but just loud enough....

The Mellberg Family said...

That's funny. That exact thing happened at my office last week but with a pie. The rest of us just stood there holding our little forks in disbelief.

said...

Oh my gosh! So, when I'm at some sort of group food thing I try to take the teeniest possible amount of food because god forbid anyone think that I actually eat anything. (As if anyone would believe that I managed to get this fat on slivers of cake and salad, but still.) I can't imagine feeling no shame in taking a gigantic piece of cake, IN FRONT of other PEOPLE!

LeRay said...

I guess it's true everywhere! I use to do teacher appreciation at my kids schools and each month would bring a cake to honor teacher's b-days. I learned my lesson the first time when I was setting the cake out, probably 5 teachers were hovering, barely able to hold back til I got the plates out. It disappeared so fast. I then had to start precutting the cake AND putting a note out saying please make the cake last for ALL teachers. It' pretty sad, but I think if I could secretly video tape this feeding frenzy I could win some cash on funniest home videos!

mhuffman said...

Your posts always make me laugh! I have so been in this same situation and it amazes me how some people can be so thoughtless. You do have me craving strawberry cake now though. Yum!

sarahjane said...

haha I have to laugh because i ate the other half of the cake all my myself, no help, in a day and a half! ... I apparently think that your story is just another ordinary day.

The Wilsons said...

how funny! Did you watch The Office tonight? It started off with a scene of all the employees sharing brownies and I TOTALLY thought it was going to be the same situation that happened with you! I almost lost it inside! Its wasn't the same...but close! How funny!

DuckworthFam said...

YOU MUST CALL SEINFELD!!!!!
He might come back and start a new season with that one.

ryan

Yomaida said...

Ohmigosh!!!! Now I have to say although I feel your pain, I was laughing at the same time. I mean it's not funny...the furthest thing from funny, but, I was so with you! My mouth was open wide!! Can you believe some people these days....geeze! I'm sorry this happened to you!

Kate, Drew, and Em said...

Amanda, I have a couple of guesses, but I shall leave them nameless!!! :) I'm sure the cake was wonderful, though!

Alene said...

You crack me up! Yes, you need to be writing down all these stories - they are worth a million. Love the picture, btw. Blessings.

Mathrox! said...

That is too funny! Whenever we have cake in the math dept for birthdays, we always take tiny pieces so that there is enough for all (our dept is almost 20!). Next time, you should share with us! :)

Liz said...

I wish I could have gotten some cake... =(