Thursday, 7 April 2011

Security Guards Day


I decided to make yesterday Security Guards day.  Yep. Yesterday I decided to bake our security guys a cake and was going to present it to them for afternoon tea.  Why? No reason. Well, actually lots of reasons

Who else sits 24/7 outside our compound checking on all those coming and going?  Who else walks the entire perimeter of this establishment in the wee small hours checking on anything that looks suss. Who else recognizes me as I approach the entrance and has the gate unlocked with a cherry ‘Good evening mam’ letting me know that all is well in my compound world after I’ve been for a bit of a shop. Who else says, ‘Mam, come and wait inside’, when my taxi is late and the sun is beating down.

Yep, our ever vigilant security, I decided, deserved some recognition for the fantastic job they do. I wonder if there is a nationally or globally recognized Security Guards day, like Secretary Day or Fathers Day? There should be.

I know their task is sometimes hampered by those who forget why there is security and whine and complain about the rules that are in place. I am not one of those people. In fact, ’Those Kind’ of people remind me of air travelers who bitch and moan about the plane being held up while engineers check whether or not it is safe to fly. Gees Dodo’s, do you want to get to your destination in one unharmed piece or not?

Stop bitching. Start appreciating.
So I baked Security a cake.

A chocolate cake is not a cake without icing.  This is where things went a little pear shaped in my baking day.

Why is this cocoa looking funny and not mixing properly?

I checked the pack. The cocoa, I discovered, wasn’t cocoa.  It looked like cocoa – packaging and color was exactly the same as back home (clear plastic bag, brown colored contents). But the tiny tag on the top said Sweet Pepper.



Crap! I don’t ever remember buying ground sweet pepper. Obviously I did purchase some because here it is. And equally obviously I’ve used it at some point - the twist tie wound around the top keeping it closed as I took it from the cupboard to make the icing (because, I swear, it looks like cocoa) is evidence of that.

What to do Pounamu?

Never mind, I’ll give this ‘Meant to Be Chocolate But Actually Sweet Pepper' cake to The Husband.  He eats anything with a cuppa when he gets home ravenous from a hard day at the office.  And I'll go buy some cocoa. You can bet before I put it in my trolley I will check the label for sure. I’d also better buy some containers and stickers and sort the stuff in my kitchen cupboard.

Security Guards Day, and associated cake, will have to wait till I'm back.







Ka Kite,
Kiwi





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