Friday, 16 April 2010

Birthday Cake

When I was in school, we used to buy chocolates for the other kids in class whenever it was our birthdays. It was some kind of unwritten rule. I don't think everyone followed it, but most. The other unwritten rule was that the teacher got a slab of chocolate. I have no idea why. What warrants the teacher getting better/bigger chocolate? I always gave easter eggs due to when my birthday fell so I grew a bit sick of easter eggs. I still am.

Now that I'm older and in the working world, there is the (often forgotten) unwritten rule that you bring cake on your birthday. This can be very expensive especially if you work in a big office. You have to hope for a good few diabetics. Hamza told me that in his office people go crazy for cake. At the slightest mention of the word, people are galloping down hallways looking to guzzle down the confectionery. I imagine a crazed crowd going 'Caaaake!' 'Caaaake!' People just love free food.


The thing I don't understand is, it is your birthday, why do you have to be the one to buy the cake? I mean I understand in school, it's not feasible for children to pitch in to buy you a cake/chocolate, but at work it is. I have brought in cake however so I have fulfilled my part of it. These mutha'uckers at work better fulfill theirs when their turn comes.

Till next time in Waseem world