As Shana wrote yesterday, Wednesday was grocery delivery day. And we received not one but two cakes, just in case one wasn’t delivered. This idea appealed to me and I said as much:
‘What did you call that second cake again?’ I asked.
‘A back-up,’ said Shana. Obviously, it comes from years of working with computers. They can be unreliable at times, so it’s always a good idea to back up your work whenever possible. Shana had simply extended the idea to cake. I preferred a phrase more associated with tv cop shows:
‘Cake number 2 is a bit like calling in reinforcements,’ I said. ‘Attention all units: we have a serious situation. Send in the Carrot Cake Squad!’ (It’s a bit like the Sweeney, only with more buttercream icing.)
Shana’s policy is all very well, but to minimise the risk of being left high and dry and totally cakeless, I suggest an improvment on her strategy. Next time, order three cakes.