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What a misery!

Witzend

Registered User
Aug 29, 2007
4,291
SW London
Sorry, a mite off topic, but on another forum I visit, someone was just complaining about cake sales for charity, and in particular about someone giving her a flyer for a cake sale in aid of a dementia charity!

It would be so much better for everyone's health, this person piously argued, if instead of making dreadful cakes to make everyone fat and very likely predispose them to dementia anyway (she argued) people would tot up the cost of the ingredients and donate that, instead.

I ask you!
I sent a fairly tart reply, pointing out that a few charity cakes were hardly going to make any difference in the great scheme of things.
 

Trisha4

Registered User
Jan 16, 2014
2,440
Yorkshire
Speechless so why am I replying? What a miserable view of the world. Let's forget her!


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Summerheather

Registered User
Feb 22, 2015
160
Sorry, a mite off topic, but on another forum I visit, someone was just complaining about cake sales for charity, and in particular about someone giving her a flyer for a cake sale in aid of a dementia charity!

It would be so much better for everyone's health, this person piously argued, if instead of making dreadful cakes to make everyone fat and very likely predispose them to dementia anyway (she argued) people would tot up the cost of the ingredients and donate that, instead.

I ask you!
I sent a fairly tart reply, pointing out that a few charity cakes were hardly going to make any difference in the great scheme of things.
Oh please, so she thinks only fat people get dementia? I don't think so. Home made cake, you really can't beat it!!
 

sleepless

Registered User
Feb 19, 2010
3,223
The Sweet North
And selling the cakes brings in far more for the chosen charity than the cost of the ingredients, besides giving the purchaser a nice treat for tea.
Nowt funnier than folk......
 

LadyA

Registered User
Oct 19, 2009
13,610
Ireland
Absolutely! It has less to do with the cakes, and more to do with people feeling involved, allowing people to DO something, and contribute either by donating, manning the stalls or purchasing. Not to mention the feeling of community spirit these events generate. And the feeling that we are all in this human condition together and can help raise funds and awareness for the relief of our common ills. A wonderful way of getting people talking too.
 

Summerheather

Registered User
Feb 22, 2015
160
Absolutely! It has less to do with the cakes, and more to do with people feeling involved, allowing people to DO something, and contribute either by donating, manning the stalls or purchasing. Not to mention the feeling of community spirit these events generate. And the feeling that we are all in this human condition together and can help raise funds and awareness for the relief of our common ills. A wonderful way of getting people talking too.

Yes, and if they could make some biscuits as well I would be seventh heaven!!!!
 

Spiro

Registered User
Mar 11, 2012
522
I sent a fairly tart reply, pointing out that a few charity cakes were hardly going to make any difference in the great scheme of things.
Well said!
 

LadyA

Registered User
Oct 19, 2009
13,610
Ireland
Yes, and if they could make some biscuits as well I would be seventh heaven!!!!
I make biscuits for charity fundraisers sometimes. And apple tarts (pies) and chocolate biscuit cake, which organisers usually cut and sell by the slice.
Hmm. Want cake now!
 

Lilac Blossom

Registered User
Oct 6, 2014
564
Scotland
Maybe Ms Misery needs to be introduced to a Dementia Specialist so that she can pass on her valuable information in case they have never realised that cakes "very likely predispose them to dementia" :rolleyes:

Lol Witzend, I'm so glad that you gave her a tart reply.

Gosh, now I really want to sample that chocolate biscuit cake Lady A.