Friday, January 05, 2007

Question Time

  • Why do people bring cakes/biscuits to their place of employment when it's THEIR birthday? I've always been disturbed by this. The closest I've got to finding an answer is the King Cake story.
  • Why have I twice thought I've seen a giant mouse shopping in Cardiff which, when mentioned, causes much mocking in my direction?
  • Why hasn't it snowed here yet?
  • How soon will it be before Cope starts learning Hindko?

Answer me or I'll make you sit and watch an entire organ compositon in Halberstadt, the next change of tone will be on July 5th in 2008.

15 Comments:

At 3:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

Apparently Hindko is spoken in areas of Pakistan that no one can control. Somehow I think they would take to me less kindly than here. Perhaps I will start a Hindko blog and see how things pan out...

 
At 4:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

these are hard questions. however, i can tell you that no one brings biscuits for birthdays here in america - probably do to the fact that biscuits are less fattening and contain fewer calories than cakes.

 
At 8:33 pm, Blogger Me Over Here thought it was best to say...

Screw anyone that thinks *I* am bringing my own goodies to MY birthday! I even refuse to cut my own cake when it's my birthday at work...it's MY day, therefore, someone cuts it FOR me. Geez.

The only answer I could give you to the mouse question would be a mocking one, so I'll skip that.

I read something about it being the first snowless December in New York or something like that. Someone who lives somewhere where it actually snows at SOME time during the winter season could answer that better, and...

What?

Love,
lanette

 
At 8:25 pm, Blogger Owzyo! thought it was best to say...

I just thought it came about due to a situation that if you left it to your work coleagues it wouldn't be satisfactory and may damage your ego.. hence do it yourself and it's as big and as ego-massaging as you want!

 
At 8:48 pm, Blogger Astrid thought it was best to say...

Yeah, we are waiting for snow here too! I did buy a carrot and a lump of coal for the snowman already though, since it takes a long time for them to expire. So far I see nothing but rain here though, what can we build out of rain, Curly?

 
At 1:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

I got away with not doing that last year, I mean why the fuck should I buy people cakes on MY birthday. I also didn't want people to know 'cause the whole office surrounds your desk having clandestinely arranged a presentation.

I did secretly hope for something though and when it happened I couldn't not cut my own cake as all the attention was spinning me out.

 
At 6:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

ahhh
3rd times the charm?
(I've tried commenting twice :(
ok
sea otters aren't as happy as I about the weather is all I'm going to say
oh and you can bring me cake even if it isn't your birthday.

 
At 9:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

ok-- so, I just triedd to publish a comment and blogger ate it-- or you might get two comments from me saying the same thing. We shall see---

1- my place of work provides me with the best cupcakes ever!

2- Should Mickey Mouse come up and shake your hand you might be able to prove something.

3- We are supposed to get flurries tomorrow. I cannot wait. I have my gloves and hat ready so that I can stand out and watch it with amazement.

 
At 4:25 am, Blogger Teri thought it was best to say...

People bring cakes/biscuits on birthdays because the "treat police" (and you know which of your coworkers these people are...) come after you if you don't.

 
At 2:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

I caused a bit of a scene on my birthday. When told where are the cakes, I said I wasn't bringing in any as no-one else bothered.

People seemed to expect me to as I'm kind.

I told them I was on a diet....

....and then shoved ten in my mouth when I got home.

 
At 8:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

I don't understand the bringing in treats either, it's my birthday Thursday and I'm expected to bring in some form of homemade something something.

Thank you for visiting, you may indeed know my cousin. My uncle had 2 daughters, and both are married. Am intrigued as to how and whether you do know them after all!

 
At 8:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

I don't understand the bringing in treats either, it's my birthday Thursday and I'm expected to bring in some form of homemade something something.

Thank you for visiting, you may indeed know my cousin. My uncle had 2 daughters, and both are married. Am intrigued as to how and whether you do know them after all!

 
At 12:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

"Why do people bring cakes/biscuits to their place of employment when it's THEIR birthday?"

I always thought this was an Icelandic thing. I never bring a cake in on my birthday, I just make my employees buy it instead. I tell them we don't do that in Wales so they feel sorry for me.

 
At 1:33 pm, Blogger Curly thought it was best to say...

Cope - There are areas of Wales which no-one can control too, you seemed to have avoided them so far.

Crystal - That's a shame, I'll make some biscuits and bring them over some day. You can have cake afterwards if you feel you need to up the calories?

MOH - Good attitude, screw them! I'm glad that there are females that actually think like that!

Owzy - Blinkin heck, you're back from the dead? You're place of employment is probably awful for things like that.

As - Puddles can be built out of rain, they are considerably more fun that a carrot and a piece of coal (unless there's snow around of course).

Oshi - That's making me cringe just at the thought of it, people surrounding the desk while they watch you cut the cake... I'd run a mile (maybe half of one before collapsing in an un-fit sweaty heap).

Moooona - Sea Otters, I've never seen one - I'm quite disappointed with that!! No worries, I'll bring a cake over one day!!

Kels - You just get cupcakes generally? Not just on birthdays? That's quite possibly the most awesome thing I've heard all day!

Teri - You've nailed it, the "treat police" are a force to be reckoned with. They're usually the ones that just want cake all of the time and use your special day as an excuse - good call.

Adz - It's a scene if you don't bring cake, and a scene if you do. Buggered on both counts really.

LMM - So the Canadians do it too? And I thought they were are great bunch of people...

Annie - Making employees buy it is a much better idea, who comes up with these traditions anyway? Perhaps the vikings did, I'm going to blame them anyway.

 
At 8:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous thought it was best to say...

We are great people!

I'll save you a cupcake.

 

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