Sunday, May 06, 2007

Working for the weekend ... I mean on the weekend

It's disheartening to be working on a day where I would normally be relaxing and yes, possibly even taking a nap. Alas, such is the fate of a lackey like me. I had to buy myself a coffee and some food to keep myself awake and alert... so I headed over to Starbucks for a chocolate croissant, only to find that they didn't have any. I chose a marble coffee cake instead, which advertises itself as Reduced-Fat. I do like the regular coffee cake at Starbucks but I have always found it a smidge on the large side. (By the way - it wasn't until I was out of high school that I realized "coffee cake" doesn't have coffee in it.) Anyway this reduced fat version is good and all, but as I peered at it through the case, I realized that it is half the size of the regular coffee cake. And fat content? You guessed it - about half. Is that what we are calling reduced fat now, just serving a smaller portion (and charging about the same as the full size cake)... Are we so easily deceived nowadays? (Please note - I would have bought the regular cake but they didn't have that either.) (My Starbucks lacks.)

Let's hope I can get out of here soon. So stressed!

3 comments:

char said...

you're not the only one who didn't know that coffee cake doesn't have coffee. our *star performer* friend didn't know either.

praying for you, zvonne! i'm sure you'll kick arse during trial.

vespertine said...

hey you!
funny that you mention that...cuz we used to talk about how ridiculous the whole coffee cake situation was...just eat half of the regular coffee cake and that would mean "reduced-fat".

take care of yourself...and remember that you are the best ;)

Tree said...

Coffee cake doesn't have coffee in it?!? Argh! Double deceived in this post!