Friday, June 2, 2006

They let me eat cake

Holy shit, bitches -- my benevolent employer gave me a goodbye cake. I'm one of those people. One of those people who gets cake when he leaves. And it was actually good cake.

On the top it said: "Best wish's good luck in Whales."

It was misspelled because I'm a copy editor, and apparently the cake makers had to ice the cake twice because they corrected the mistakes.

I was all set to piss and moan about the fact that I have spent five and a half years there and got nothing out of it, then they gave me a cake. It was no small tartan box with silk and velvet ribbon, but beggars can't be choosers.

Appropriately, there were two people I've never met eating my cake.

8 comments:

Neal said...

The two unfamiliar people eating your cake were probably there to show you out the door a little later.

Afe said...

See, they need two people to replace you.

Dave Morris said...

I always considered the "going away cake" a slap in the face, because after all, it's full of saturated fat, carbs and sugar. None of that is good for you.

There should be such a thing as a "going away veggie plate," or a "going away hooker."

Curly said...

At least they got it the right way around, they gave YOU a cake. I've worked in plenty of places where the person leaving has to buy the cake for everyone else.... never seen the sense in it.

goldennib said...

Nothing shows love the way the Going Away Cake does.

Crystal said...

i hope it doesn't give you the runs.

Sombody I Used to Know said...

It was misspelled because I'm a copy editor

actually, the cake was going to say Goo' Bye and your employers called me, wanted me to jump out of that cake and i said no thank you. thanks but no thanks. don't call me, i'll call you. nay nay. etc. etc.

were you looking for something earlier?

Astrid said...

A goodbye cake? Never had one of those! Did it have the amount of candles on there of the amount of years you worked for the company?