Staff in the School of Engineering bake sale were no longer judged on their academic achievements, but instead on their culinary talents. KD found this all quite ludicrous. I popped along to their bake sale and purchased a few items. Later in the day I picked up a few bargain pies from the unsold stock for the freezer at home.
It looked like my own department was planning to follow suite, and I noticed that colleagues had started to stockpile (bought) items in the communal fridge. I caught ED, SL and others discussing the school’s strategy in my porch one day when I was in the sitting room editing PowerPoint slides. It dawned on me that I would have to carry pack of pastries across the mud in my sandals to the west coast of Ireland (near JG’s house) to find a place to keep them safe.