Bakers, we need to talk. Please, have a seat.
[waits while 15,000 bakers find chairs]
I thought we might try something new today. It's called "refusing an order," and it's made up of 5 simple words: "Sorry, I can't make that." Easy, right?
Let's practice. I'll be the customer.
Hi there! I'd like you to make this peppermint candy cake, please! I'm VERY enthusiastic, and I have money!
Now you say, "Sorry, I can't make that."
Frank: "I could TOTALLY make that! Look!"
Aaaand stop. Can anyone tell me where Frank went wrong?
Judy: "Frank accepted the job?"
EXACTLY. Let's try again.
Excuse me, I'd like you to hand pipe this picture of Madonna on a cake. How much?
Now YOU say...
[whole room murmuring] "Sorry, I can't make tha..."
Judy: "On it!"
Judy, Judy, Judy.
Who knows what Judy should have said?
[all murmuring together]: "Sorry, I can't make that."
Right! Let's try a lightning round.
Barb! Quick! You can't make me this Spider-Man cake, can you?
Barb: "Dang right I can! WATCH THIS!"
[rubbing temples] Come on, bakers, remember your five words!
How 'bout you, Phil? Think you can make this flaming skull cake?
Phil: "Gosh, I don't know, that's pretty hard..."
Good, good! Recognize your limitations! Now you say, "Sorry, I can't..."
Phil: [interrupting] "Oh, what the heck! Gimme ten minutes!"
You're monsters, all of you.
Well, that's our time. Let's meet back here again tomorrow for a new installment of Don't Fear The Dictionary. You monsters.
And thanks to Gena M., Christine T., Lea T. & Marisol L. for today's object lessons.