Cupcake Chaos

Happy Customers by Max Cook

We love free things.  We also love cupcakes.  When you combine those two things together you get a glorious thing: free cupcakes.  It just rolls off the tongue nicely doesn’t it?  But what would you put yourself through to get a free cupcake vs actually paying for one?  Would you wait in line for 15+ minutes?  Apparently so.

At 10:30, the free cupcake line snaked around the corner

I had an errand to run down at the circle and thought I too would stop in for my very own free cupcake.  As I rounded the circle my eyes got wide and I let out a little laugh.  I didn’t expect a line of people down the block waiting for a free piece of cake that would take them 5 minutes or less to eat.  Where did they come from I wondered?  It was 10:30 in the morning.  Were they on an early lunch break?  Were they unemployed and happy to get anything for free?  I did notice that there were far more women in line than men.  Do women like cupcakes more than men do?  I suppose that wouldn’t surprise me.

The glorious, free cupcake

In the end I opted to go on with my day and go back to Hello Cupcake at another time when I could pay a couple of bucks for my cupcake and avoid a giant (Great Depression like) line.  For those of you who waited, was it worth it?

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

2 thoughts on “Cupcake Chaos

  1. I was in line for about 15 and, as tomorrow is my birthday, felt it was totally worth it for a free root beer float cupcake.