December 25, 2003
A slice of....
Merry Christmas, Everyone!!! And if you are offended by those three words, tough beans!!! Go read somebody else's blog....
In fact, not only do I celebrate Christmas, I like fruitcake. Not all fruitcakes are delicious, of course, just as not every bowl of chili is; I'm sure I have tasted as many unpalatable bowls of chili as I have slices of fruitcake. Even so, this made me laugh:
Even though I like fruitcake, I realize that there are some people who don't, just as there are probably people who don't like chili (which is un-american, if you ask me, but since you didn't we won't go into that...). However, if you are one of those people who, unbeknown to me, dislikes fruitcake, and I offer you a slice, is that offensive behavior on my part? Or is it rather common courtesy? After all, what if fruitcake is your favorite food in the whole wide world, and I plop down in front of you with a delicious golden fruity/nutty just the right hint of brandy (or rum) slice of cake and scarf it down without offering to get you any? That would be grounds for taking offense I think.
So, Merry Christmas to Everyone! Can I offer you a slice of fruitcake?
Posted by Susie at December 25, 2003 09:28 AM
My problem is that, although I'm sure fruitcake can be done superlatively, the only kind I'm ever offered is dry & bitter. YUK!
But if you've got something sweet & moist to offer me, I'm interested... ;-)
Merry Christmas Susie! LOL - people who are offended by Christmas remarks as well as those offended by being offered a perfectly innocent fruitcake were simply not raised right!
If their parents had done even half the job they were supposed to do the proper responses would be "thank you very much".
This is the reason that all children should receive, at various points in their lives, presents that they don't like and wouldn't even want to touch with a ten foot pole. So their parents can drill polite behavior into their heads... Mom tells little Janie "I don't care what it is that Aunt Harriet gives you for Christmas. You WILL smile, you WILL say Thank you, and you WILL not throw a fit." *G*
Mmmm, fruitcake. A nice Molly O'Rourke fruitcake - which probably has whisky in it rather than brandy or rum. :)
Done right, fruitcake is delicious. Done wrong - well, King Island Brie and Velveeta are both classified as "cheese".
That is one mean look fruit cake. I had a great plum pudding and hot custard for christmas dinner dessert. It was delish!!!!
I used to love my mom's fruitcake, but she didn't, so now we don't get any. (sniffle)
i had a friend who works for penumbra and was wondering if he still works there