The following conversation took place today at work and I have to ask all of you not to tell my grandmother what it was about. Oh, and Martha Stewart. I'm fairly sure both would be very very disappointed in me.
Singaporean lady: Did you know that American lady used to work here only eat box cake? She no try any other cake. Only box cake.
Me: What's box cake?
Singaporean lady: You know lah! The cake that come in box and you just mix it and bake it lah. She never try anything but box cake.
Me: Wait, you mean cake mix. I've never made a cake from scratch. I don't think I've ever even eaten a cake that wasn't made from a box mix.
(Singaporean lady is now joined by two more Singaporean ladies and their faces are covered in a look of shock and disappointment.)
All of them at once: WHAT?! You never try any cake but box cake?!
Me: Well, my mom never made any from scratch and I've never made any from scratch. It's just easier to get a box and make it. To me, that seems like enough work.
Singaporean lady: Oh my gosh! Now I have to make you a cake. Oh my gosh. I never use box cake. It is not as good.
I hung my head in shame and walked back to my little cubicle. I've never felt so betrayed by Duncan Hines, Sara Lee and Betty Crocker.
2016 WY/MT Trip
8 months ago