Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Will someone please tell me

WHERE ON HELL did that nasty tradition of smearing cake over someone's face on their birthday originate? Or pouring tons of food over their head? Spoiled leftovers. Good food that could feed a few hungry mouths. Raw eggs? seriously? How is all of this supposed to be remotely fun or celebratory?? Who cleans up all that mess? I just do not get it. I knew of folks who did it (something I heard of only here in the US at desi parties), but was never actually at a party where people did it. I am sure I would've left such a party right away.

And I just saw the most disgusting video of this on this blog (which doesn't advocate it either) but everyone in that video seems to be having such a good time (except the birthday boy)! Je ne comprends pas!

Warning: video has very disturbing content. Watch at your own risk.

If anyone reading this blog has ever indulged in this most nasty way of celebration ever, explain yourself here and leave the blog immediately!

15 comments:

Janefield said...

i totally feel yr angst. such a sheer waste of all that yummy cake. and ugh...try getting cream outta yr hair...yikes!

Anonymous said...

You may also add kicks to the derriere and vandalism of one's hostel room to the list of detestable acts. Birthdays are depressing enough as it is!

aequo animo said...

It could traced back to post teen behavior of early primates in cohabitant conditions!
The earliest form is seen in Gorilla/chimps[Stephen Baxter, Evolution], which defecate after fornication to maximise the probability of transfer of one's genetic material.
Over the long periods of evolution, this defecation after fornication has transmuted into "Creamification" of potential mating rivals in potential mating situations.
:D
Thats why if you observe, the "creamifiers" are generally are of the same sex as the birthday boy/girl.

La vida Loca said...

I smear cake..its fun. Will annoy the bday person.
Yes yes eggs and spoilt food are gross no question

rayshma said...

oh gee... dropped here from loca's...
never done this crap myself... but yeah, they used to smear cake ALL over ur face in that ex-office of mine. apparently, it was "tradition" WTF?! next they'll call it religion?! i promptly informed everyone that if they so much as wasted ONE crumb of my b'day cake, i would resign! and we all ate cake & lived happily till i quit.
may i continue hanging out here, plz?!

*~*Sameera*~* said...

I always hate it when it happens to me! :)

Sakshi said...

The first time I saw it was my first year here. The reason I stayed away from the Desis. Idiots. Really.
And the only time I did not shamelessly announce my birthday to random people. (its coming up by the way... hint hint :D)

Sakshi said...

And woman! keep regular hours!!!!

Yes, I am going to nag now :)

shub said...

LOL @ AA's explanation. What are you drinking, mate?! :P
TGFI, I ...uhmm...have been guilty of having smeared cake on people's faces...but ONLY cos I've been on the receiving end on mine! hmph!

Guess I'll quietly make my way out now. *sniff*

Born a Libran said...

smeared cake... Got it on the face... It is called a stupid tradition...

sd said...

What truely gets my goat is the whole "surprise B'day celebrations". Its hardly surprising. And hardly celebratory - I mean people come to your house at a god forsaken time, smear cake and ruin the carpet - which you need to clean once then leave. Oh and one is forced to put up the "smiley" face!

sd said...

What truely gets my goat is the whole "surprise B'day celebrations". Its hardly surprising. And hardly celebratory - I mean people come to your house at a god forsaken time, smear cake and ruin the carpet - which you need to clean once then leave. Oh and one is forced to put up the "smiley" face!

lekhni said...

You are tagged!

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

JAAAANIA!
Good to see you here. :)
cream in hair, yikes indeed. i will kill anyone who tries this stunt with me. really!

anony,
oh yeah! how could i forget about that other most uncivilized tradition- the kicks on the butt that is. raiding hostel room i never heard of, but i never lived in a hostel. :(

a a,
shut up, fool! :p

vida loca,
am not calling you to my heppy budday party.

rayshma,
hello there! please do continue to hang out here as much as you please. :)
good thing you told off the office folks.

hi sameera!
next time don't let it happen.

sakshi,
idiots is the word.

keep regular hours
yes ma'am. from today. praamise. blogpraamise.

shub,
a a is some crazy bot, apparently. ;)
and et tu, brutus? you dont get to come to my heppy budday party either!

libran,
yes, stupid.

sd,
sigh. yes yes. surprise? bloody animals!

lekhni,
sigh. making me regret my words, are you?

Crime Master said...

I hate smearing cake on the face, some friends did that when i was in 6th standard.. never invited them again!

This year also, strict warning was given not to try any such stuff! It's disgusting!