Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Red Cake Plate


with sadness
Petit Soleil
has
bid 
adieu
to
their 
charming
12-year-old
red cake plate

that huge gash
made it not so 
charming
anymore

the
red cake plate
was
faithful
to 
Petit Soleil

it made 
even the
not so pretty
coffee cakes
muffins
and doughnuts
look
pretty


 and 
the
red cake plate
even
went
on 
a little adventure

wanna hear?

so...
maybe
 five years ago
one of our
 employees 
   was 
scheduled 
to
work
on
Thanksgiving - 

unbeknownst to us at the time
she had invited
a few of her
Sorority sisters
for
their own
Thanksgiving soiree
     at Petit Soleil
(and with sorority sisters
 came frat brothers).
The 
next 
morning,
(a busy morning
and full house)
we discovered that
the whole coffee cake
had
disappeared
as
had
the
   red cake plate

          did it break, we wondered?

            was it hidden in some weird random place?

                did a guest take it to their room?

when we questioned
our
Thanksgiving soiree hostess
she
simply
didn't remember
even seeing
coffee cake
nor the
    red cake plate

(whaaat? 
 that 
   red cake plate
     was 
       front center
        on
          the breakfast buffet 
           every
            single
              morning
                since
                  Petit Soleil opened)

.....strange

days passed
and
I found a
new
cake plate
(not charming nor red)...


and
we heard
little
story


...
Another Petit employee
   was at a party
     and a guy
       mentioned
         that he had had
           quite the fun (and delicious)
              Thanksgiving
                at Petit Soleil
                  and that
                    the "coffee cake was especially delicious"


whaaaaat?
       we again questioned
         the Thanksgiving soiree hostess
           and told her
             the story
               her Fraternity brother told
                 (....she was a bit befuddled as what to say)
        but
         did admit
           to her little soiree
              but not to the coffee cake disappearance

Where was the
          red cake plate?
             "I didn't take it" she said

     and a few days later
             the
               red cake plate
                 quietly 
                     appeared
                        on 
                         Petit Soleil's doorstep
                            at 6:30 am
                


         and so
              does
anyone
know
where
we
can
find
a
new 
charming
red cake plate?

                




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