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2 Dozen Crispy Cremes! Me birthday set me back $11.95!(15 posts)

2 Dozen Crispy Cremes! Me birthday set me back $11.95!Kristin
Mar 6, 2002 6:40 AM
Who else must buy doughnuts for others on their birthday? American corporate culture nuance. Whats up with that?
re: 2 Dozen Crispy Cremes! Me birthday set me back $11.95!Todd
Mar 6, 2002 6:44 AM
We get the evil eye from folks here if we don't buy a $30 cake for 12 people from the fancy bakery in town!
The resident "big guy" can be quite indignant about it too!
Well, happy birthday anyway. :-) nmSpinchick
Mar 6, 2002 7:03 AM
I get stuck with that one tooPaulCL
Mar 6, 2002 7:39 AM
But I got lucky this year. My office consists of four people - meaning one $4.95 coffee cake this year. We are merging my office with our downtown branch that holds 200 people! Next year's gonna be expensive!
I can beat thatMcAndrus
Mar 6, 2002 7:45 AM
At one place I worked, if I called a meeting and didn't buy donuts I'd get criticized. It was like I had to pay them to show up and do their work.
The whole birthday thing...mr_spin
Mar 6, 2002 8:13 AM
Maybe that's a midwest thing? There is no way I'm buying anything for my co-workers on my birthday. Especially not doughnuts.

I've been at a couple of places that have a monthly "celebration" for all the birthdays that month. The company provides the cake, which is not usually edible by my standards (lots of Crisco, custard in the middle, yuk!). Everybody sings, a picture is taken. Personally, I find the whole thing quite annoying. Partly because I don't really like most of my co-workers, but mostly because it is all so fake, and yet management is convinced that it makes us all a stronger team. Yeah, okay. If you say so.
The whole birthday thing...Harlett.
Mar 6, 2002 7:41 PM
Romans 1:24-32 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Gregg, Check e-mail adress & then delete this please. (nm)Len J
Mar 6, 2002 7:49 PM
4 dozen weeklyterry b
Mar 6, 2002 8:41 AM
We've got a metric for this giant project we're doing and if it's >95%, we do Krispy Kremes every Monday. Good motivator.
Donuts, a Canadian cultural iconIAM
Mar 6, 2002 1:07 PM
Somebody has to explain the significance of Krispy Kream to me. I just don't get it. Are they really that good? I have been to NC, PA and NY several times in the last few years and have never noticed a krispy kream either coming or going so I admit that I haven't tried them. The thing that I don't understand is where I live (approx. 30 miles east of Toronto) there is at least one donut shop on every corner and one intersection a few miles from my house has 4.
A krispy kream opened a month or two ago in Mississauga (west of Toronto) and people actually lined up from 9:00 at night for their opening. The first two people in line got a free T shirt and free donuts for a year, but everyone else just got to spend the night in a cold parking lot. Now they have had to hire cops to direct traffic. They have gotten a ton of press.
Help me understand. It's a donut people. I enjoy donuts but give me a break.
Personally, I think they're horrible.McAndrus
Mar 6, 2002 2:15 PM
They are sugar with a dough carrier. As a former Michiganian I probably grew up with the types of donuts you're familiar with: cake, chocolate, those simple kind of things.

Now I'm in South Carolina and KK's are all over the place. People bring them in to work and they get scarfed in minutes. Yuck.
Almost like candy flossBrian C.
Mar 6, 2002 2:34 PM
When they opened west of Toronto, a couple of boxes arrived in our office. They were so light and sugary, one guy compared them with candy floss. They were sweet alright but they screwed up my blood sugar for a couple of hours. Give me a good ol' Tim Horton's old fashioned plain any day.
From the home of Krispy Kremes ...bianchi boy
Mar 8, 2002 9:08 PM
Krispy Kreme started in Winston-Salem, NC, and I think that's where their home office is. The real secret to KK's is to eat them while they're still hot. Then they are irresistable. If you let them cool down or get stale, not nearly as good (altho microwaving helps). Personally I prefer a good cake-style donut to KK's because my Mom used to make them like that when I was a kid.
also back 4 weeks training (if you ate 'em all)nm
Mar 6, 2002 2:41 PM
re: 2 Dozen Crispy Cremes! Me birthday set me back $11.95!Ironbutt
Mar 6, 2002 7:06 PM
Kristin- you were lucky! I had to pop for pizza for 28. But a good time was had by all.
Too soon we grow old, too late we grow smart.
Happy Birthday!