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I was at our local grocery store yesterday getting donuts--an elderly couple came in to pick up their cake. It was a very large, double layered sheet cake, decorated in BC and it said "Happy 50th Anniversary". It was so heavy and the gentleman looked a little shaky.

I was a half a second away from offering to carry it to their car when he picked it up.

IT WAS A DONUT BOX! The sides folded and it slipped out of his hands. So sad. The lady at the counter just shrugged and walked away.

His wife just looked at him and smiled. I hope after 50 years of marriage, I will find something like this funny.
post #2 of 37
Ohhhhh ... that just makes me want to cry!!!! icon_cry.gif I hate seeing and hearing about things like that. I am appalled that the lady at the counter just shrugged and walked away ... how could she do that?!?!?! icon_cry.gifthumbsdown.giftapedshut.gificon_mad.gificon_eek.gif That's terrible! icon_sad.gif It was nice of you to want to help ... I would have done the same thing. thumbs_up.gif
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post #3 of 37
I honestly think that this is the problem with today's society. People just don't give a &^%$ about their neighbor. What that lady did is not against man law, but she will have to answer to God for it one day. I think I may have given her a piece of my mind right there and then (that darn Irish temper).
post #4 of 37
Awww that is horrible! Was the cake messed up? I would have been tempted to pull out a business card and offer to take the cake home and fix it up for them.

Poor old guy. icon_sad.gif
post #5 of 37
i feel very sorry for them
post #6 of 37
This makes me mad (and it takes a lot to do that!). To most couples, a 50th anniversary is just as special as their wedding day. And many times, they did not have a cake at their wedding which makes the 50th cake even more important/special.

You are a kind person to see that he would need help. Could you report the bakery woman (here in the south, she is NOT a lady or she would have offered to help!) to the store management? That cake should never have been in a donut box. Since the man was obviously frail, she should have gotten a stock boy or grocery boy or any store employee to help if she could not leave the bakery.
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Originally Posted by yh9080

This makes me mad (and it takes a lot to do that!). To most couples, a 50th anniversary is just as special as their wedding day. And many times, they did not have a cake at their wedding which makes the 50th cake even more important/special.

You are a kind person to see that he would need help. Could you report the bakery woman (here in the south, she is NOT a lady or she would have offered to help!) to the store management? That cake should never have been in a donut box. Since the man was obviously frail, she should have gotten a stock boy or grocery boy or any store employee to help if she could not leave the bakery.



Absolutely-this is unthinkable, it makes me so mad I could spit... icon_mad.gif I think you should go BACK to the store and talk to the manager. They will have the couple's information from the cake order-this needs to be made right.
JMHO...
post #8 of 37
Wow, I just feel so bad after hearing that...

I can tell you one thing, with an attitude like the lady at the counter has, she will NEVER make it to a 50th anniversary. I bet if the counter lady's husband dropped a cake, she would make a scene and yell and piss and moan. It's kind of cute that the man's wife just smiled at him. I mean, it IS just a cake... the anniversary is the most important thingicon_smile.gif
Franck: Well, Mr. Banks. This is a very reasonable price for a cake of this magnitude.
George: A cake, Franck, is made of flour and water. My first car didn't cost $1,200.
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Franck: Well, Mr. Banks. This is a very reasonable price for a cake of this magnitude.
George: A cake, Franck, is made of flour and water. My first car didn't cost $1,200.
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post #9 of 37
That is really cute isn't it...guess its how they made it 50 years.
post #10 of 37
omg I hope My husband reacts like that at fifty years icon_lol.gif
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post #11 of 37
OMG I have tears streaming now. I would have got their information and went home and baked them a new cake right then and there and delivered it to them.
What a sweet couple.
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OMG I have tears streaming now. I would have got their information and went home and baked them a new cake right then and there and delivered it to them.
What a sweet couple.



Me too! I can't imagine if it was my grandma or something standing there and some snotty younger person shrugging them off like they were a nuisance. GRR!
post #13 of 37
This makes me so sad. 50 years is an incredible achievement. I feel the same as fosterscreations, I would have made them an even better cake, for nothing. The couple are probably too nice to kick up a stink; if they had complained they might have gotten another cake, but it makes me mad that nice people sometimes get taken advantage of.
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Originally Posted by fosterscreations

OMG I have tears streaming now. I would have got their information and went home and baked them a new cake right then and there and delivered it to them.
What a sweet couple.



Me three!
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post #15 of 37
I can't imagine the rudeness of that woman! I'd make a call and let the store manager know what you witnessed! There is NO excuse for that kind of "service"

Yep, I'd have been right there in line turning on my oven too.. I have such a soft spot for grammas and granpappys
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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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