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A friend of mine recently finished his university exams. Afterwards, over a few beers at a bar, I asked him how they went. The conversation went like this:

 

“How were your exams?

A lot easier than I expected, it was a cake walk!

A what?

A cake walk! 

Dude, that makes no sense…”

 

It makes no sense because you are taking two sayings that mean easy separately, but when you put them together, the task becomes very difficult. The sayings are “It’s a Piece of Cake” and “It’s a Walk in the Park”, let’s break them down.

It’s a piece of cake!

If you’re between the ages of 1 and 105, eating a piece of cake is quite simple. It’s soft, moist and doesn’t require teeth to digest. You probably eat cake at least once a year. The only thing difficult about about eating cake is trying to eat the whole thing. That’s why you’re having a piece.

It’s a walk in the park!

With the exception of Central Park in the late ’70s, a walk in the park is quite simple. Parks are relaxing, parks are a great place to unwind… I can’t make this anymore clear.

Now when you put those two together you get:

It’s a cake walk!

Have you ever tried to move a cake? Add in public transportation and moving a cake becomes a high calorie nightmare! It’s a lot of pastry and icing to handle, and it’s always placed in a very flimsy box. You also can’t let that cake touch the sides! It’s like a game of Operation but with a higher chance of diabetes. What if you drop the cake? You’ve just ruined someone’s birthday, anniversary or maybe even a wedding! That’s a lot of stress for one “simple” activity.

That's not alright, alright, alright!

That’s not alright, alright, alright!

So save yourself some trouble, don’t walk with a cake.

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