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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Robert Redford Cake Got Me In Trouble





Directions  -

 
•Melt butter; mix with flour and press into baking pan.

•Pour pecans over and press down.

•Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

•Cool.

•Mix cream cheese with confectioners' sugar and peanut butter.

•Mix well.

•Pour over crust.

•Mix vanilla and chocolate pudding mixes with the milk and Cool Whip.

It might seem the raging issue of  sexual harassment should not be the instigator of a wry grin on my part but….  Let us be clear, it is a the fact that its widespread existence is disgusting and immoral and I condemn it whole heartedly.  Still there is that wry grin. Let me explain.

It all began after my move to a new middle school after 26 years of teaching seniors social studies in our local high school. I volunteered for the move as I was ready for a new teaching experience.  It was a great  blending of a few high school teachers with a majority of teachers  with elementary experience. I loved it. The kids and parents loved it. Age appropriate at its best.

It just so happened that my lunch break coincided with a group of the female teachers. I was outnumbered.  One of the highlights was the ladies regularly brought cookies and other treats on a rotating basis. My limited culinary skills required an occasional trip to the local bakery for donuts…. On the day in question I was reminded to sample the cake on the counter. “What is it,? I asked.  “Robert Redford Cake! It’s really good they chorused.  They were right for sure I determined as I wolfed it down. “By the way it has another name, “ one chirped.  “huh”?   “It’s called better than sex cake” several revealed.   Talk about a stare down .  While quickly through my mind came the thought that the lady who baked the cake was very nice and thoughtful, several knew my spouse, gossip can be endemic in a very small town …. So I answered by clearly expressing my 5th amendment rights    One shook her head in dismay, two giggled pointing at me while the rest laughed heartedly.   Clearly I was the victim of some kind of harassment.  Perhaps gender harassment at its best….?
No doubt here sexual harassment at its worst.....

14 comments:

  1. Just the ingredients in that cake made me gain a pound when I read what they are. And I laughed out loud at the cartoon. :-)

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  2. The cake does sound good! The fine line between teasing and harassment can be very tricky.

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  3. This was a great practical joke. There were a few pranks pulled on me over the years.

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  4. Sounds like a fun situation. Nice cartoon at the end.

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  5. Ha ha! Did you blush?? I have a recipe for Better Than ... cake that is completely different from yours but equally decadent and calorie-full. I got it from the elderly church ladies, with a lot of giggles.

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  6. Looks like you took the safe road:)) The cake looks yummy and the cartoon is really funny.

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  7. Ha! This really made me chuckle. Thanks for the laugh Ray!

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  8. I followed your directions and the cake was very good. Now I'm going to try sex. Can you post the directions?

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    1. I tried to on your site, but it got deleted.......?

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    2. I'll have to call my grandson in Arizona to explain It to me. He's in 5th grade....

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  9. Dear Troutbirder, the cake sounds delicious and your story made me grin. My mom always used to say, "You find what you look for." I figure if we look for some sort of harassment--whatever it may be--in every social experience, we'll find it. But the cases that are coming to light now reveal real predators. The women--and young men--who are speaking out recognizing that they were not being teased, they were being preyed upon. Peace.

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  10. :0 Earlier today my husband stood in the kitchen corner and hollered "Come and harass me." I think he feels left out.

    :)

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  11. That cartoon says it all for me !

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