How does icing occur in Quechee, VT? You buy a plain cake. Imagine a flavor. Open the box at home. If you haven’t been a jerk lately, it’ll have icing. The chocolate is sublime. | HumorOutcasts

How does icing occur in Quechee, VT? You buy a plain cake. Imagine a flavor. Open the box at home. If you haven’t been a jerk lately, it’ll have icing. The chocolate is sublime.

August 20, 2018
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Rod Bartchy

Rod Bartchy followed the family tradition and accumulated two engineering degrees by his mid twenties before coming to his senses. After 20 years in hazardous waste disposal, Rod tried to manage other people’s money but found it equally toxic. He then survived 5 years with the IRS, but recovered most of his sanity in a Tibetan ashram. Rod has written two novels, Enigma and Dol Guldor, and one novella, Key West Story. All have been withheld from publication, two to spare the reader any permanent trauma, and Dol Guldor, after the nice lawyers from the Tolkien estate came for a little chat. Rod is now ready to reveal the shocking inside stories of America’s largest collection agency, at least until he’s audited. Rod's essays have been published in the Chestnut Hill Local and True Humor. Rod lives in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia with his daughter, her boyfriend, two turtles and cat. When not writing humor, he tutors kindergarten, suffers from inept golfer syndrome, and plays way too much Scrabble.

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3 Responses to How does icing occur in Quechee, VT? You buy a plain cake. Imagine a flavor. Open the box at home. If you haven’t been a jerk lately, it’ll have icing. The chocolate is sublime.

  1. Rod Bartchy
    August 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Mark, de-icing is indeed a problem in Quechee, accounting for the high ratio of road kill to vehicle miles traveled.

  2. August 21, 2018 at 8:48 am

    The problem, as I understand it, is when you open the box at home and discover the icing has fallen off on the way, and is now making the roads slippery.

  3. Bill Spencer
    August 21, 2018 at 7:38 am

    For me, icing isn’t essential; it’s just the frosting on the cake.



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