alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
alpaca princess

Monday Cake

It was monday, and the three of us in my office were talking about cake. Because...well really, what else are you supposed to talk about on a monday morning?

"I had cake two times this weekend," said Irish. "Two different birthday parties."

I smiled. "So did I! Well three times if you count today."

"Oh yes," said Daisy, "they are having cake for you today."

I paused in thought. Every month, the I.T. department brings in cake for a little celebration of all the birthdays and anniversaries that month. My 10-year anniversary at this company was on 11-11, and Daisy was right. Today was my cake day! [Side note: ten years! How'd that happen??]

"That's kind of a bummer," I remarked. "I had leftover cake for breakfast today. If I'd remembered that today was the department cake day, I wouldn't have had it for breakfast already."

Irish stared at me with an outraged expression on his face. "You can't eat cake for breakfast!"

I retaliated passionately. "I'm a grownup! That's the good thing about being a grownup, you can eat cake whenever you want." I remembered that he is the father of two small children, and I added. "Someday I might have kids, so I won't be able to anymore. I'd have to model appropriate behavior to them. But now is my chance; I don't have anyone's rules to follow."

He insisted, stammering with a bit of confusion, "You can't eat cake for the same reason that children can't eat cake for breakfast."

"Sure I can; I already did." Then I conceded. "I can't eat it every day, or I'd get very sick and fat. But occasionally I can give myself a treat, as long as I don't overdo it. That's what's fun about being grown up."

He shook his head and gave up the argument. Then at two o'clock, I insisted that both of my co-workers join me downstairs and have some of my cake. Even though neither Irish nor I had made it to lunch yet. It was my anniversary after all!

Cake. It's good any time of day.... especially on a monday.
Tags: cake, work
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