We're having another party at work today to celebrate someone's birthday.
He's one of the alright people, & he turned 50, so it's a big deal.
Everyone takes turns making an entree for these parties, so I offered to bring barbeque this time. I'm fine with that. No story there.
But, I do have a funny story about the most awful lady ever!
After I started working on my current unit at the nursing home, the first party we had was for the most awful lady ever. I offered to make a cake, since no one else had. I specifically asked my co-workers if there was something particular that this woman liked (at the time I sort of cared because she hadn't shown her awful colors yet). Everyone told me it didn't matter & anything would be fine.
So, I made chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. See, the thing about me is I hate cake. I haven't eaten a piece of cake in literally years. I have no idea what kind of cake people like to eat. But, I do like chocolate & cream cheese, so that sounded good to me.
Everyone loved it too - except for the most awful lady ever. When I asked her if I had any cake she said, "I don't eat that." Not, "thanks for the gesture," or, "I can't eat it because I'm allergic to chocolate & it would kill me;" just, "I don't eat that."
I can't stand this bitch.
One of my other friendly, understanding co-workers told me that the most awful lady ever doesn't really eat sweet stuff in general. I can respect that, because I'm sort of the same way. I live for salty snacks. So, even though she was rude about it, I chalked it up to not being a cake fan.
Flash forward to a few months later when it was time for my birthday party & another co-worker made a different kind of cake. There I am in our break room listening to the most awful lady ever go on & on & on about "how good that cake looks," & how she's "going to eat some of that."
Now, if I were more adult I would have just let it go...but where's the fun in that? What would I do to amuse myself if I weren't annoying my co-workers?
So, the next time we had a party: chocolate cake with cream cheese icing.
I am a force to be reckoned with. It's best if you learn that early on.
Clearly my message was read loud & clear, because the most awful lady ever is bringing cake to this party today.
I think we can safely chalk this one up as a win for me.