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(Slate)   "I had a small party for my birthday. It was to just be my brother, roommate, boyfriend, and me; my brother brought his new girlfriend and her son. She got drunk and stole my cake; he says I'm unreasonable asking for an apology and new cake. Am I?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-08-06 10:32:40 PM  
Yes. You're a goddam adult. Who gives a sh*t if you get presents or cake or whatnot at your birthday. You want a replacement cake? Are you starved for calories or something? Someone stole your cake. Laugh about it, for f*cks sake.
 
2020-08-06 10:36:09 PM  
No, I would have punched her in the farking nose and kicked her out. She's an adult too, she obviously doesn't know how to behave like one. She owes you an apology and a new cake.
 
2020-08-06 10:38:55 PM  
Well that's what you get for dating Lex Luthor
 
2020-08-06 10:39:35 PM  
Emily tried to stop her. The cake ended up on the ground.

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2020-08-06 10:40:26 PM  
There's plenty of cake in the world, don't let some idiot ruin your day.

However, I would also tell Emily to take a flying leap into traffic.
 
2020-08-06 10:46:41 PM  
What kind of psychotic b*tch steals the birthday cake?
 
2020-08-06 11:04:22 PM  
If you're that upset about losing a cake, you probably don't need another cake.
 
2020-08-06 11:07:29 PM  

Hoban Washburne: If you're that upset about losing a cake, you probably don't need another cake.


It's not the cake, dear. It's the disrespect. Stupid little twart owes her an apology as well as he what brung her.
 
2020-08-06 11:09:13 PM  

Joe USer: There's plenty of cake in the world, don't let some idiot ruin your day.

However, I would also tell Emily to take a flying leap into traffic.


Just imagine what a great relationship that'll be if her brother marries the twart. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be fantastic. She'll steal the turkey and run out the door with it.
 
2020-08-06 11:25:06 PM  

cretinbob: Well that's what you get for dating Lex Luthor


That's terrible.
 
2020-08-06 11:46:14 PM  

cretinbob: Well that's what you get for dating Lex Luthor


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Dating Lena Luthor still ok.
 
2020-08-07 12:06:09 AM  
I decided to read the article. The uninvited guest (not son) was beyond an asshole. The brother was an asshole for sticking by the lady. The cake was a specialty cake. They went into the refrigerator and took the rest of the cake with them, without asking, and without saying anything. When confronted at the car, this other lady lies to everyone's faces while everyone knows she's lying. Then (possibly) knocks the cake into the street in the brilliant if-I-can't-have-it-no-one-can maneuver.

Rules of hospitality are a 2 way street. Certainly, the letter writer shouldn't have been quite so snippy at the outset (even if justified), but that in no way exonerates the absolutely terrible behavior of the guest. You don't go to someone else's house, get drunk, let your small kid run around unattended, and then steal the host's food because you feel your or your child is entitled to it. The amounts of farked-uppedness on display enter Trump levels.

I was so pissed off for the letter writer, I didn't even get to the advice columnist's response yet. Gonna go read that.
 
2020-08-07 12:16:01 AM  
I read that as "coke" not "cake". shiat would go down if someone stole my birthday coke. Cake, meh.... not so much. Was there still ice cream?
 
2020-08-07 12:24:52 AM  
"Dear Prudence,

Does this scene I wrote for my comedy screenplay seem believable?"
 
2020-08-07 12:25:04 AM  

JohnnyApocalypse: I decided to read the article. The uninvited guest (not son) was beyond an asshole. The brother was an asshole for sticking by the lady. The cake was a specialty cake. They went into the refrigerator and took the rest of the cake with them, without asking, and without saying anything. When confronted at the car, this other lady lies to everyone's faces while everyone knows she's lying. Then (possibly) knocks the cake into the street in the brilliant if-I-can't-have-it-no-one-can maneuver.

Rules of hospitality are a 2 way street. Certainly, the letter writer shouldn't have been quite so snippy at the outset (even if justified), but that in no way exonerates the absolutely terrible behavior of the guest. You don't go to someone else's house, get drunk, let your small kid run around unattended, and then steal the host's food because you feel your or your child is entitled to it. The amounts of farked-uppedness on display enter Trump levels.

I was so pissed off for the letter writer, I didn't even get to the advice columnist's response yet. Gonna go read that.


My point exactly.
 
2020-08-07 2:33:18 AM  

kbronsito: cretinbob: Well that's what you get for dating Lex Luthor

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Dating Lena Luthor still ok.


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2020-08-07 3:02:22 AM  
Have the GF make another cake.

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2020-08-07 3:08:00 AM  
Something about this makes me think it's a lie.
 
2020-08-07 3:42:21 AM  
The cake is a...

foo monkey: Something about this makes me think it's a lie.


DAMMIT!
 
2020-08-07 6:28:52 AM  
You need to act like an adult about this for Christ sakes.  Go over to your brothers house.  You apologize to him for being so unreasonable.  Ask to borrow the rest room on your way out.  Leave an upper decker.  Apologize again for leaving in a rush.
 
2020-08-07 7:14:38 AM  
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2020-08-07 7:27:14 AM  
Look on the bright side: This chick let you know exactly who and what she is the very first time you met her. You know everything worth knowing about her based on that one encounter and that's worth more than any cake.
 
2020-08-07 7:31:37 AM  

darkhorse23: Joe USer: There's plenty of cake in the world, don't let some idiot ruin your day.

However, I would also tell Emily to take a flying leap into traffic.

Just imagine what a great relationship that'll be if her brother marries the twart. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be fantastic. She'll steal the turkey and run out the door with it.


Great opportunity to steal the wedding cake, though.
 
2020-08-07 7:32:58 AM  
I'm somewhat of a chemist. I make a new cake just for the brother's new girlfiend.

I have trouble with my r key sticking but not that time.
 
2020-08-07 7:48:42 AM  
You and cake thief mom already had a parking lot fight that made a kid cry.  Yeah, it's not respectful, and kind of sad that you don't get to have more sugary calories, and your roommate went to a lot of effort to make it, but you've already caused enough drama over this.

Your roommate made it, not your dying nana.  She made it for a party, the party occurred, you got a slice.  Game over.  If your brother is whipped enough that he'll put up with this cake thieving girlfriend, then that's his very own problem.  Game over, walk away.  You helped make a kid cry for a dumb reason, you've done enough.
 
2020-08-07 7:55:41 AM  

Shostie: "Dear Prudence,

Does this scene I wrote for my comedy screenplay seem believable?"


Depends. If cake thief gets sliced, Lifetime might be interested.
 
2020-08-07 8:14:48 AM  
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2020-08-07 8:23:33 AM  

JohnnyApocalypse: I decided to read the article. The uninvited guest (not son) was beyond an asshole. The brother was an asshole for sticking by the lady. The cake was a specialty cake. They went into the refrigerator and took the rest of the cake with them, without asking, and without saying anything. When confronted at the car, this other lady lies to everyone's faces while everyone knows she's lying. Then (possibly) knocks the cake into the street in the brilliant if-I-can't-have-it-no-one-can maneuver.

Rules of hospitality are a 2 way street. Certainly, the letter writer shouldn't have been quite so snippy at the outset (even if justified), but that in no way exonerates the absolutely terrible behavior of the guest. You don't go to someone else's house, get drunk, let your small kid run around unattended, and then steal the host's food because you feel your or your child is entitled to it. The amounts of farked-uppedness on display enter Trump levels.

I was so pissed off for the letter writer, I didn't even get to the advice columnist's response yet. Gonna go read that.


*BRRT* Wrong Answer.  You're supposed to insinuate she's fat or something for being insulted and disrespected by an uninvited thief.
 
2020-08-07 8:23:59 AM  
A demand to get a replacement cake is a good passive-aggressive way of saying "I never ever want to see that asshat woman again"

On the other hand, I'd suggest not eating any cake that arrives via Emily's hands, if by miracle one should show up, as it would seem likely to get an addition of 'special sauce'
 
2020-08-07 8:28:11 AM  
I was at a party once with a small group of uninvited guests of a guest.  The homeowner cleared it, as long as we were cool.  One of the guys I was with, who I had just met through a friend that night, decided to guzzle as much alcohol as he could, pass out, then awaken occasionally to vomit on the carpet.

The homeowner made his friends gather him up and get him out of her house.  Can you believe that?  Here she is with uninvited guests in her home, and she's mad he took advantage of her hospitality.  She had the nerve to get mad about the booze he drank--which didn't have a sign on it, BTW, and about her carpet, which was probably going to have to be cleaned sometime anyways.

tl'dr Alot of you are either stupid assholes or trolling or both
 
2020-08-07 9:32:56 AM  
So... wait, I thought the answer was always a variant of doing her in the pooper.
 
2020-08-07 9:57:01 AM  

darkhorse23: Hoban Washburne: If you're that upset about losing a cake, you probably don't need another cake.

It's not the cake, dear. It's the disrespect. Stupid little twart owes her an apology as well as he what brung her.


Exactly, it's the/Ross style shouting/ it's the principle!!

I'd be dutioysfurious and upset too. Some entitled woman coming to my party and stealing my cake, saying it was for the kid? Fark no!!
As an adult we dont tend to get big parties or lots of presents,so any little thing is important. I got a cake for my birthday, I still have a fair amount left but I'd be furious if someone took it clasping it as "leftovers".
 
2020-08-07 10:04:03 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Your roommate made it, not your dying nana.  She made it for a party, the party occurred, you got a slice.


I know who didn't read the article.
 
2020-08-07 10:15:39 AM  
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2020-08-07 10:29:07 AM  
I told him when Emily apologizes and replaces my cake from the same bakery then I will forgive her.

Seriously? What's wrong with you? It seems you're more concerned over your precious farking cake than being freindly with a thief.
 
2020-08-07 11:07:40 AM  
1) I Don't Think That I Can Take It, 'Cause It Took So Long To Bake It.  And I'll Never Have That Recipe Again. Oh No!*: Everyone here appears to be an asshole.  Y'all can GFY.

2) When You Talk To Me In Circles, Take The Foot Out Of Your Mouth: Unlike Prudie, I will address the surgery interest.  I would gather your prominent facial scars are more obvious than mine.  All happened in childhood and with one, there was some reconstructive surgery to diminish the appearance.  I was too young to consent, my parents had it done.  It was probably the best move.  So I would say go for the surgery.  Now as for your partner, boy I'm hesitant to say to end a long-lasting relationship if this is the first major fark-up.  But boy is that a fark-up.  Gonna suggest some couple's therapy because methinks he has some issues.  Overall, though, I'd be ready to DTMFA.

3) Pretty Girls Digging, Prettier Women: Go for it.

4) Psycho Therapy, Hey!: You've made your offer to pay, it's been refused.  STFU regarding that.  Otherwise, definitely use any/all resources to connect to the right person.  Good luck.

5) John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt: The hyphenated name for kids was just coming into vogue after I got out of high school.  I knew down the road this would lead to issues with the next generation's names.  My stance is against further hyphenation.  Aside from that, there's no wrong answer here, just negotiation.

6) I Love My Boss: STFU and GTHOI.

7) Don't Stand So Close To Me (Classic): DTMFA and call the cops.

* Really, was there any other option for this letter?

I was expecting more comments from the gallery on letter 3.
 
2020-08-07 11:08:22 AM  
So...no butt stuff this time??
 
2020-08-07 11:25:39 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: You need to act like an adult about this for Christ sakes.  Go over to your brothers house.  You apologize to him for being so unreasonable.  Ask to borrow the rest room on your way out.  Leave an upper decker.  Apologize again for leaving in a rush.


I would like to subscribe to your etiquette manual.
 
2020-08-07 11:56:32 AM  

Fear the Clam: Ker_Thwap: Your roommate made it, not your dying nana.  She made it for a party, the party occurred, you got a slice.

I know who didn't read the article.


I skimmed it, poorly, so what.  The roommate bought it, that's even less personal, and further removed from the dying nana scenario.  Something vaguely annoying happened, she doesn't like her brother's partner.  Letter writer went full on Cake Police and the "adults" at the party made a kid cry.  This is Chuck E Cheese level of adulting.
 
2020-08-07 12:21:15 PM  
One of my wife's friends had this crazy friend that would do weird stuff like this. I don't think anyone talks to her anymore. We had people over for a party one summer, as it was winding down she was in the kitchen and said she would help us clean up. "That's nice", I thought.

What she actually did was take all the dirty dishes and put them back in the cabinet and put the clean ones on top of them. I found them a few days later when I was trying to figure out what the farking smell was. Also one knife from our set of steak knives disappeared.

I didn't think much of it. I figured it was left outside or got put in the wrong place but it never turned up. After finding all the dirty dishes she put back in the cabinets I'm convinced she took it for some reason. It wasn't even a nice steak knife, it was just part of a cheap Cuisinart block set from Target so the motivation behind doing that eludes me.

We also discovered the next day that she packed up a bunch of leftovers in our Tupperware and took it with her.
It was so baffling I wasn't even really mad about it. It was more like WTF? Who does that stuff?

I think her antics at my wife's friend's wedding was probably what ended their relationship but that's another story for another day. I don't think she was ever even drunk, she was just super weird.

/csb
 
2020-08-07 12:33:16 PM  

abhorrent1: We also discovered the next day that she packed up a bunch of leftovers in our Tupperware and took it with her.
It was so baffling I wasn't even really mad about it. It was more like WTF? Who does that stuff?


Well, according to many of the commenters here it's completely normal for an uninvited guest to take food from your house without asking and if you confront them you're being frightfully rude.
 
2020-08-07 12:40:01 PM  
CSB
Had a family member give a party and invite the neighbors. They are a good cook. Before the party was even over, they found one of the neighbors packing up all the food to take home with them, including untouched trays of stuff from the fridge and stuff in pots on the stove. Like all of it. When confronted they said, Oh, I was going to eat it for you, you were just going to throw it out right? Never invited them again.
/CSB
 
2020-08-07 1:11:10 PM  

Tyrosine: abhorrent1: We also discovered the next day that she packed up a bunch of leftovers in our Tupperware and took it with her.
It was so baffling I wasn't even really mad about it. It was more like WTF? Who does that stuff?

Well, according to many of the commenters here it's completely normal for an uninvited guest to take food from your house without asking and if you confront them you're being frightfully rude.


Someone should write an an article for Lifehacker on how to find free food.  It's just laying around if you look in the right places

/apparently
 
2020-08-07 1:20:00 PM  

Tyrosine: abhorrent1: We also discovered the next day that she packed up a bunch of leftovers in our Tupperware and took it with her.
It was so baffling I wasn't even really mad about it. It was more like WTF? Who does that stuff?

Well, according to many of the commenters here it's completely normal for an uninvited guest to take food from your house without asking and if you confront them you're being frightfully rude.


Worse than that - the advice columnist took the same odd stance. "If you didn't immediately say the brother and his uninvited plus two had to turn around and go home, the drunk obnoxious woman became entitled to unconditional hospitality, even if she shoved, stole from and insulted the hosts. Oh. and how dare you suggest you were owed an apology."  Wut?
 
2020-08-07 1:54:37 PM  

Tyrosine: abhorrent1: We also discovered the next day that she packed up a bunch of leftovers in our Tupperware and took it with her.
It was so baffling I wasn't even really mad about it. It was more like WTF? Who does that stuff?

Well, according to many of the commenters here it's completely normal for an uninvited guest to take food from your house without asking and if you confront them you're being frightfully rude.


Yeah and obviously you're fat if you dare to be upset that someone stole   something that someone else gaveyou.
 
2020-08-07 1:57:45 PM  
Oh no! You made a complete stranger's ill-behaved snot goblin cry just because his mother is a drunken lying biatch who disrupted your party then stole from you! You owe her TWO $50 cakes and will probably still burn in hell.
 
2020-08-07 2:04:34 PM  
I can tell you one thing: growing up in a drunken redneck family, if someone behaved like this, fists would be flying.
/Probably from Mom.
 
2020-08-07 2:17:37 PM  

Combustion: I can tell you one thing: growing up in a drunken redneck family, if someone behaved like this, fists would be flying.
/Probably from Mom.


Sober redneck ladies would just shoot the offending party.
I should have married one of the three of 'em.
 
2020-08-07 4:19:53 PM  
"I had a small party for my birthday. It was to just be my brother, roommate, boyfriend, and me"


So, two people then?
 
2020-08-07 5:05:51 PM  

born_yesterday: I was at a party once with a small group of uninvited guests of a guest.  The homeowner cleared it, as long as we were cool.  One of the guys I was with, who I had just met through a friend that night, decided to guzzle as much alcohol as he could, pass out, then awaken occasionally to vomit on the carpet.

The homeowner made his friends gather him up and get him out of her house.  Can you believe that?  Here she is with uninvited guests in her home, and she's mad he took advantage of her hospitality.  She had the nerve to get mad about the booze he drank--which didn't have a sign on it, BTW, and about her carpet, which was probably going to have to be cleaned sometime anyways.

tl'dr Alot of you are either stupid assholes or trolling or both


I had a semi-invited guest over once (friend of my shiatbird couch surfing cousin) who is just met, who comes over because they are way too drunk to get home.

The woman of the couple wants to make a fire. I keep telling her no. I physically have to stop her from hauling out garbage bins and gasoline to my firepit and starting one.

My cousin thinks I was a rude host.

People are indeed stupid assholes.
 
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