Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Let me eat cake!

One of these days, I'm going to post about how lucky I am to work where I do with the people I do. Today is a little preview, because of this little tidbit I just learned: every Wednesday is apparently CAKE DAY around here.

If that doesn't give you enough of a glimpse into the way we roll at the Fayetteville, Arkansas, Procter & Gamble office, let me elaborate. I work in a two story building, with different sub-teams in different parts of the building. On the opposite side from where I work on the ground floor is a group of amazingly talented analysts, many of whom I've gotten to know in the break room over coffee refuels.

One of the young men, Chad, apparently has a mom who is a finalist in the World's Greatest Mom showdown. She bakes a cake every single Wednesday for him to bring to the office. How I am just now learning about this after almost two years here is a mystery to me, but once I learned of this astonishing perk, I wasted about zero minutes in hustling across the hall and asking if I could join the indulgence.

Oh. My. Goodness. Easter week, Easter cake. Homemade red velvet cake with coconut frosting.

There were also coconut cupcakes with coconut frosting, malted chocolate Easter eggs, and Easter candy canes for the handles. You know, Easter basket cupcakes!! Too bad I ate mine before I thought to stop and take a picture.

I can see this becoming a problem. An Elaine-sized problem. Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine has to get her afternoon cake fix? I can totally see that being me in about a month if I keep indulging.

Business may be tough; the customer may always want more than we can give; but if there's cake on Wednesdays, I'm pretty sure it can never really be that bad.

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