My Cupcake Runneth Over
File this post under reason number 10,493 why I’m not allowed to have an office job and communicate with real live co-workers everyday.
So I’m working this freelance gig at a very trendy, stylish Manhattan publication. For Halloween, one of the editors brought in a box of cupcakes from some fancy-shmancy 12-dollar-a-cupcake bakery. I have made plenty of fun of the upper class cupcake trend, but I have to admit, these suckers were pretty great. Buttery vanilla cake with creamy pistachio frosting. They weren’t McAdams-loves-Gosling good, but they sure beat the hell out of that jar of stale tootsie rolls.
Once I finished licking the frosting off and devouring the cupcake, I was left sitting here staring at that delicious empty cupcake wrapper on my desk. I know, I know, you’re saying “hold up – delicious wrapper?!? What the hell?”
Ever since I can remember, dating as far back as kindergarten bake sales, my favorite part of the cupcake has been chewing on the wrapper. Seriously, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. There’s just something about the flavors that get absorbed into that waxy paper, it’s like chomping on a sugary, buttery, all-around-amazing wad of gum.
So as I stare at the cupcake wrapper, I look around at my temporary co-workers and wonder if this is an appropriate work-related activity or not. What do you guys think? Too weird for work? Does anyone else do this? Liza or others – any tips on how to accomplish this eating task with some semblance of grace?
Basically, I am writing this post because I decided I didn’t want to look like that much of a freak and I reluctantly threw the wrapper away. Now I’m salivating just thinking about that tasty wrapper and I’m not happy about it. Yes, I realize it is a bit counter-intuitive that I was too embarrassed to do this in front of my temporary co-workers and am instead writing about it on the Internet, but I thought you guys would understand. Thanks for being there in my time of need.