Semi-OT? - Ohio helmet-shaped birthday cake brought to work - What would you do?

Submitted by CorkyCole on April 23rd, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Usually I would NOT call this board material, but it's a slow day.  Also, I'm in a bit of a dilemma as to how to proceed and could use some assistance.

This chick from work brought a cake shaped in the form of an Ohio helmet (leftover birthday cake for her boyfriend who happens to be an Ohio nut).  I grabbed a piece when it was about 1/5 of the way gone, meaning I had no idea what the heck it was.  Just saw cake and red icing and thought I'd just go ahead and appease myself.  (It must also be noted that I live in Oklahoma City, so it would be uncommon to find an Ohio cake in the breakroom).

However, upon exiting the breakroom, she catches me with the cake in hand (knowing I'm a Michigan fan) and informs me of what it is I will be eating and proceeds with, "Hope you like it!" followed by an amused giggle.

My gut feeling is that I should just take the piece that I have along with the remaining portion of the cake and just dump it in her trash can by her cubicle as she watches, but that seems like it might be a little too harsh and unclassy.  I truly have no intentions of eating the piece I grabbed, so at the very least it will be emptied into this trash can sitting here next to me.

So I ask you, what would you do in this situation?




April 23rd, 2012 at 5:38 PM ^

Your duty as a Michigan fan does not supercede your responsibility to NOT be a jerk at work.

Personally I'd go buy her some maize and blue silverware or napkins for next time she has a party.


April 23rd, 2012 at 6:27 PM ^ this fashion:


That being said, there are plenty of desserts that are most delicious when served en flambe, so perhaps if you only burned it enough to remove the Ohio bit, it would be just fine. 


April 23rd, 2012 at 5:40 PM ^

Too easy!   Eat the cake. Find a cooler. Sh!t in said cooler.  Place cooler on her desk.  Light it on fire.  Walk away like a Boss!

Results both OSU and MSU fans can understand.


April 23rd, 2012 at 6:02 PM ^

"My gut feeling is that I should just take the piece that I have along with the remaining portion of the cake and just dump it in her  trash can by her cublicle as she watches"

I read this as, "My gut feeling was to eat the piece I had along with the remaining portion of the cake and just take a dump in her trash can by her cubicle as she watches." 

Then I thought, why is he asking us, he already has this covered!


April 23rd, 2012 at 11:33 PM ^

If I knew, I'd be there. Only person I've met here who was a Michigan fan was some dude working at a Chili's restaurant.  He mentioned it because my girlfriend was wearing one of my Michigan shirts.  I've watched a few games at Buffalo Wild Wings or Fox and the Hound, and there are usually at least a few people there wearing the maize and blue.  UM has a presence pretty much anywhere you go it seems.


April 23rd, 2012 at 11:54 PM ^

Sounds kind of like me.  I know one guy in the area who's a fan.  We did go to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Edmond for a game in 2010 and were the only ones wearing M gear and watching the Michigan game.  I usually just watch at home.  I did accidently stumble across where MSU goes to watch their games, though.  It's Old Chicago in Edmond.  I almost went for the UM Msu game last year just to razz them a bit.  Glad I didn't make it there for that one. There doesn't seem to be an active UM alumni chapter here.  

It would be cool to get a crowd of Michigan fans together for at least a couple of games this year.


April 26th, 2012 at 1:33 PM ^

Agreed. Us "U-M" fans need to stick together.  I used to HAVE to go somewhere to watch games on BTN, but I switched to AT&T over Cox to solve that issue.  

BWW has become a preferential choice for me if it's around lunch time.  Their honey bbq wings are one of my true loves in life.  


April 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 PM ^

I took all comments into consideration, and I decided to go ahead and eat the dang piece of cake.  Thank you for correcting my stubbornness, as it was quite delicious.  Looking forward to pooping it out later.


April 23rd, 2012 at 9:08 PM ^

...Maize and Blue icing, write the 40-34 score on top and eat it in front ofher while giggling feindishly and humming Hail To The Victors.

Revenge is oh, so sweet.

EDIT: I before E...


April 24th, 2012 at 1:44 PM ^

You should show her the dump you take later and explain to her how that is all that's left of her precious Ohio cake. It should come out quickly as if you're Machine Gun Kelly.