Thursday, April 22, 2010
Yesterday I made a batch of cookies (vegan) for a bake sale. I saved out a small portion to share with other administrative assistants at yesterday’s lunch. I froze some of the dough for later.
This morning I sent out a reminder to my department that we are having a student & faculty potluck lunch together today. As I typed, I regretted that the rest of the batch of cookies was still frozen in my freezer. I could have made them and brought them to lunch, I thought. A larger-than-usual percentage of our department’s student body is vegan, it would have been appreciated.
It turns out my fretting was for not. A few moments later, the animal ethicist in the department walked in for work. “Change is in the air,” he said, “look what I found at the bake sale.” He then proudly held up all my vegan cookies. “I bought them out” he proclaimed. “ You know, they look like the ones you brought in yesterday.”
… That’s because they are the ones I brought in yesterday - so that vegan students could buy them - at the bake sale - where you just bought them. And now they’re all sold out.
BUT – at least I don’t need to feel bad about not having any at today's lunch.