Friday, November 30, 2007

How my colleagues are different from Sex and the City fans

November 30

Magnolia Bakery sent me a cupcake along with a press release telling me they’d be open during the winter holidays (regular hours, except for Christmas Day, when they will be closed).
I didn't really want a cupcake today, as I am already fat, so I’ve been trying to hand it off to a colleague.
There have been no takers.

It’s not an anti-dessert or anti-food thing. My colleagues have been eating freely of the red M&Ms sent to me by a tomato supplier (don’t ask; I can’t explain why they sent them either). I've had no trouble giving away the boxes of soup stock that are sitting on my desk. Someone stole a block of my haloumi cheese from the communal fridge. They’ve been all over my Sicilian almonds (quite different from the California variety — very mild taste at first, but with a powerful amaretto-like finish).
I guess they just don’t like Magnolia Bakery cupcakes.


Anonymous said...

You've got smart colleagues. Magnolia's cupcakes are SO OVERRATED.

Bret Thorn said...

But anonymous, if it’s so important for you to express that feeling, why not put your name behind it? Plenty of people have gone on the record decrying Magnolia Bakery’s cupcakes. Another anonymous comment to that effect just adds to the cyber clutter.

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