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Initial post: Nov 7, 2012 8:12:15 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
So, we're having this food drive, and the office is split up into 2 teams: Blue and Green. You can either donate food items, or make baked goods and the money earned from selling those will be used to buy additional food for the food drive.

Anyway, I thought I would contribute, so I made a regular cake with some buttercream frosting. Looking down at my cake it was looking boring, and I figured it needed some panache. So, I decide that I will write something on it. Something clever.

Even though I wasn't into this team effort thing, a lot of other people were. Being on the Blue team, who began to sink into 2nd place, I figured I would get back at the gloating Green team by writing: "Eat me Green team" on the cake.

I thought it was funny and clever, but when I went into the room where they were selling the baked goods I saw my writing scraped off, then my manager had a talk with me about how that type of thing isn't appropriate for the workplace. I explained my position, but she didn't care, so I told her to give me the cake. I told her I didn't want to be censored, so I'll just take the cake home.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 8:14:22 AM PST
Meth Panther says:
don't mess with the Green Team...they're hard.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 8:14:38 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
"but she didn't care"

SHE, there's your problem.

Haha, only kidding ladies of the VGF and Anne.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 8:14:44 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
You should have smashed the cake in her face.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 8:15:31 AM PST
You should have said it was an Alice in Wonderland reference and stared at him blankly when he suggested otherwise, like you had never even considered it as a taunt. I love playing stupid at work :)

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 8:15:41 AM PST
R. J. Gutt says:
yuck. sounds like they did not get the correct message.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 8:18:14 AM PST
"... that type of thing isn't appropriate for the workplace."

It probably isn't.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 8:19:38 AM PST
user22 says:
I've heard some sweet "I got in trouble at work" stories in my days, but this one takes the cake!

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 9:08:21 AM PST
Delpi says:
Lol, you took the cake back! Did she say anything after you denied them the cake?

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 9:11:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 9:12:12 AM PST
the cake is a lie

.....always wanted to say that

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:15:45 AM PST
Ice King says:
Who was buying the baked goods? Was this something for the public or just co-workers? If it was just co-workers then yeah, they were being a bunch of pansies.
If it was the public they were still being pansies but that's what you have to expect from them. You need to keep the most easily offended twits appeased because they're also the loudest.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:17:25 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Just co-workers. Uptight co-workers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:17:54 AM PST
she sounds like the type of woman who has a huge rack and wears a tight shirt then gets mad at you were starring, and then your like why do you wear that if you don't want people to look haha

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:19:31 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
I didn't give her the chance. I sincerely apologized for trying to have fun at work and pledged to never have fun at work again.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:20:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 9:20:31 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
Why don't you make them un-uptight? lol
You know what I am sayaan'

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 9:20:36 AM PST
"If it was the public they were still being pansies but that's what you have to expect from them."

This is the truest thing I have ever heard.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:20:52 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:20:53 AM PST
Ice King says:
Maybe you should buy a really childish cake, something really sweet and innocent and donate that.
But draw a tiny weiner in a spot that no one but you will ever notice.

Or, if you're really good at baking, make a marble cake with a dong shape under all the frosting.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:20:55 AM PST
Sounds to me you got benched by the coach for no good reason.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 9:21:24 AM PST
Yeah blue always sucks man....always!

One question, so what's the problem at work then?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:27:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 9:28:24 AM PST
jtshiel says:
I love smashing warm apple pie.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:28:52 AM PST
Rockhardly says:
"I didn't give her the chance. I sincerely apologized for trying to have fun at work and pledged to never have fun at work again."

I mean, it's not like you actually quit your job when you said that - but you might as well have.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:31:26 AM PST
Frankenzubaz says:
Better to be a smart aye ess ess than a dumb aye ess ess, amirite?

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 9:31:32 AM PST
jtshiel says:
Every time I try to have fun at work I get in trouble too.
I feel like a nuetured dog at work now. I just sit in my cubicle and don't talk to anyone all day.

You must conform Foxhound!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:33:53 AM PST
We're getting our carpet cleaned tonight, so I made a giant wall around my desk with the boxes I had on my floor. Can't see me from any of my windows now. I feel so disconnected and I love it.
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