Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cake Walk

Does something ever strike you funny, and you have no earthly idea why?  Even worse, you get a serious case of the giggles and look like a complete lunatic because you're laughing so hard you can't explain yourself.  Even worse, when you finally regain your composure and try to let everyone else in on this little culprit of the giggle fest, they look at you like you are indeed, insane!  NO?  Okay, me either....

Actually, that happens to me all time...usually at church.  Ugh.  That's the worst place ever to get the giggles because not only do you have to be quiet, you usually end up shaking the entire pew in an effort to exhibit self control.

I'm not at church today, but I did have one of those moments.  It's started with this very simple conversation:

Coworker: Hey, do you know what a cakewalk is?

Me: Are you talking about the game?

Coworker: Yeah, I guess.

Me:  Oh, it's sorta like Musical Chairs, only the winner gets cake.

That's when I lost it.  Really lost it.  I'm talking that deep, air gasping, slightly heaving, belly laugh.  I know, I know, there's nothing funny about a cake walk, but as I was explaining it struck me hilarious

I mean, basically we walk in a circle with complete strangers competing for a dessert made by another complete stranger.  Of course the goodies are made using who knows what kinds ingredients in a kitchen that very well could fail to pass a health inspection.

As I told my coworker: no wonder Americans are fatties!  We teach our kids to compete for food.  This isn't the Hunger Games, ya'll!!

So, the next time you get a little too enthusiastic at your child's fall festival in the name of a cakewalk, just step back and think about how crazy the concept truly is.

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