Conversations

Should We Include a Knife?

A Conversation

“I count a total of 23 cakes. Why so many?”

“I followed the recipe and it makes a lot of cakes.”

“You must be insane. Who’s going to eat all of them?”

“The crumbs are awfully good. I hope somebody will eat them.”

“But you have no idea? I thought you were making one pound cake.”

“No, the cookbook called for a pound of butter, eggs, flour, and sugar.”

“That can’t be right. The whole cake should weigh only a pound.”

“They’re all under a pound.”

“How do you know?”

“I weighed them. Do you think we should include a knife to bring up the weight?”

“We would need two-dozen knives!”

“But then we could cut off a slice.”

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