A man walked into a bakery and said, “I want a birthday cake baked for me in the shape of the letter S.”
The baker nodded, “Ill have that ready by three this afternoon. But it will cost extra for the S shape.”
“Money is no object,” said the customer.
At three oclock the customer was back. The cake was proudly presented in all its serpentine glory, and the man lost his temper. “Not an ordinary S, you idiot,” he shouted. “I want a beautiful flowing S in script.”
The baker said, “But you didnt say so. If you can come back at eight this evening, Ill have it for you, but its going to cost extra.”
The customer was back at eight. Another cake was presented. He looked at it critically and said, “I dont like the way the Happy Birthday looks. Can you rewrite it? Ill pay extra for your trouble.”
“I can fix that in no time. Come back in half an hour,” said the baker.
By eight thirty he was back, and the cake was perfect. With a sigh of relief, the baker pulled a box down and prepared to package the cake.
“Hold it,” said the customer. “Im eating it here.”