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Is MIL's slice of cake a bit stingy? (Picture)

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HapsburgUrchin Sun 22-Oct-17 10:40:44

MIL is a lovely women really, but positively enjoys being frugal and detests any excess in all its forms.

She's baked us a lovely cake, but is determined for it to last for as long as possible. She is the master slice cutter and won't let anyone else near it.

AIBU to be a bit disappointed with the size of this slice?

(Everyone disappeared into the other room, so I was able to take this sneaky photo with handy scale provided by new pound coin!)

ownedbySWD Sun 22-Oct-17 10:41:31

Yanbu. Should be at least double. ;)

AnyFucker Sun 22-Oct-17 10:41:35

I'd have asked for more

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Sun 22-Oct-17 10:41:42

Thats a cake crumb

phoenix1973 Sun 22-Oct-17 10:41:53


hesterton Sun 22-Oct-17 10:42:28

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IDoAllMyOwnStunts Sun 22-Oct-17 10:42:30

Bloody hell, yes that's taking frugal a bit far. Can she also peel a satsuma in her pocket?😀

wobblywonderwoman Sun 22-Oct-17 10:42:48

This is hilarious. Yes, it is skimpy alright.

travailtotravel Sun 22-Oct-17 10:42:53

That's probably an official portion or something. In no way is it a proper cake eating humans portion.

Namechangetempissue Sun 22-Oct-17 10:42:53

I could inhale that

ArseHair Sun 22-Oct-17 10:43:16

I think that's illegal...

Lethaldrizzle Sun 22-Oct-17 10:43:17

It's fine!

HateHomework Sun 22-Oct-17 10:44:58

Was it a cake or a muffin? confused

Santawontbelong Sun 22-Oct-17 10:45:02

From today refer to her as Cakezilla. .

TyneTeas Sun 22-Oct-17 10:45:10

Where's the cake?

All I can see us the coin and its shadow behindgrin

PantPlot Sun 22-Oct-17 10:45:33

A bit.

But hey, better than no cake right?

HapsburgUrchin Sun 22-Oct-17 10:45:54

Oh and I forgot to add, this was what I got when I asked for a "medium" slice! shock

lionsleepstonight Sun 22-Oct-17 10:46:01

My MIL is the same! Frugal but also has some weird notion that ladies get tiny portions and men get huge ones!

crumpet Sun 22-Oct-17 10:47:29

That’s a standard slice. But it does mean that going back for seconds is fine.

Everyone is just used to the supersized slices sold nowadays.

LastOneDancing Sun 22-Oct-17 10:47:36

That's the little bit you cut to eat while you're in tge process of cutting the official portions to go on plates.

She's got confused surely.

MorrisZapp Sun 22-Oct-17 10:47:41

Well I think cake has been vanity sized for too long. Frankly I'm a negative quantity myself and I couldn't eat that in one sitting, it's just too carb heavy.

BikeRunSki Sun 22-Oct-17 10:47:43

It’s small, but it’s also what my MiL would cut. My MiL is not stingy, or short of money, but grew up with rationing, and to her, that is normal for a slice of cake. Given that so many people are overweight in this country, I suspect she may be on to something.

Joinourclub Sun 22-Oct-17 10:49:02

It is a bit small if that's the only cake you're having today. But tbh my MIL always brings a cake over and we have portions that size because we have one when they arrive, one after lunch and one before they leave.

AdaColeman Sun 22-Oct-17 10:49:28

That's not worth getting the cake forks out for! cake cake cake

DO3271 Sun 22-Oct-17 10:49:46

That looks like the bite you take to sample the cake. Not a proper slice!

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