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  1. #1
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    Default Cakes, customer service and fun

    OK I think the thread about customer service was closed
    because it was off topic, not for any reason of it being
    unacceptable to discuss. I refrained from telling this
    story as it had nothing to do with horses. Since this is
    an off topic day...

    I once worked in a very large academic library. The
    university was in process of building a new library at that
    time because they did not have enough room in the old one.
    My department which processed books and magazines before
    they were sent to the public was in a building a couple miles
    from the main campus and main library. This meant we did
    not have easy access to the library's card catalog (it was
    quite a few years ago before most libraries had computers).
    Likewise, the main libraries had no access to our records that
    showed what magazines had arrived. The result was that
    we got constant phone calls from the main library to ask if
    a particular item some student or professor wanted had
    arrived yet.

    In order for us to make calls, we had one phone the number
    of which was not listed, our secret phone. It sat next to one
    typist's desk, a lady who used to be an actress but had taken
    a day job when her children were born. The number of this
    phone was one digit off the number for information about
    the local planetarium. The typist had some interesting
    responses to calls when that phone rang and callers wanted
    to know when the show started. Usually she said the show
    had started at 8:45 AM and would end at 5:00 PM today
    (our work hours). Once she responded only in French
    (university was in Canada).

    I mentioned this typist and her responses to a male friend
    of mine once. One day when he was bored, he called the
    number and told the typist he was from the planetarium
    and wanted to know what she was telling callers who had
    called the library by mistake. She turned very white and
    tried to get the department head to take the call. All the
    staff knew of my friend's plan and had a hard time keeping
    from laughing. Thereafter, she made the other typist answer
    when that phone rang.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



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    still waitin for the pix of silver cake!
    Another killer of threads



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    I am having REALLY sad weekend and the cake would definitely cheer me up.

    Don't you care enough to show me the cake?

    Please?
    The Knotted Pony

    Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.



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    Did that thread finally bite the dust? It sure survived for quite a while under the radar. I was impressed.

    Thanks for revamping. Was a fun topic to read.

    And, of course...CAKE!!!!!!!!
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



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    I want to see pictures of that damn cake so bad!



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    I'm going to fire up the potato gun if I don't get a pic of that cake. I am emotionally off kilter, I mean it.


    *freaking out*

    The Knotted Pony

    Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.



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    I'm starting to think the cake is just a myth.



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    Like majykal rainbow farting unicorn-like Gypsy Vanners?

    Oh noezz......noez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Knotted Pony

    Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Horse H/J View Post
    I'm starting to think the cake is just a myth.
    The cake is a lie!



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    Maybe the cake is stuck in the oven with the chicken?
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    Dang, I was hoping for cake pics...
    Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom



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    Well, you could always console yourself at Cake Wrecks.

    http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/



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    PolymerChem: Thanks for the laugh! I think I am the only one that got the reference. My husband plays.



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