As I stood cutting the birthday cake for Sherry’s 2nd AA birthday, I observed that a few chose to forgo
the treat, and passed it on to someone else. I immediately assumed that the individuals passing the
cake didn’t want any birthday cake.
Before slicing the decadent chocolate cake, I had been discussing my hot yoga class which I had just
finished. Yoga and calorie counting were on my mind. Not everyone wants to count calories. Of course,
my thinking says they do. After slicing the pieces of yummy chocolate cake, I sat down.
My friend next to me reminded me, “ You didn’t give a piece to Dick, or Joe.” Since they had passed
the cake to the next person, I assumed they didn’t want any cake.
My ego tells me, “ You know what everyone wants. You are the expert on predicting peoples’
Boy, was I wrong. I had to go back and cut more cake. This situation proves to me I’m not
the expert on peoples’ behavior.
Since I’m not an expert, who wants cake?
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