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I channeled Fred the Baker
Old 01-09-2020, 06:52 AM   #1
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I channeled Fred the Baker

I felt like the "time to make the donuts" every morning that I went to work for the last few years at work.

Got curious to see if he was still around. He isn't but nice to know he did get a few years of retirement. Here is his Wikipedia's entry:

"Michael Vale*(June 28, 1922 December 24, 2005) was an*American*character*actorfamous for being the longtime sleepy-eyed*mascot*"Fred the Baker" for*donut*chain*Dunkin' Donuts, with his famous*catchphrase"Time to make the donuts." He was featured for 15 years until he retired in 1997, having done more than 1,300*television commercials. Vale also reprised the role for commercials for the short-lived Dunkin' Donuts Cereal. He died of complications from*diabetes*at age 83 in*Manhattan*at*New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and was cremated
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:24 AM   #2
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I still say that phrase now and then !
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:33 AM   #3
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In my pre-FIRE life I would have to arrive at w*rk @3am one day a week. It was a 17 hour day and that phrase would be heard at the top of every hour as other departments arrived.

I don't miss hearing/saying it.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:17 AM   #4
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Glad it was only once a week. Just thinking about being up to start the day at 0300 makes my eyes water.
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:44 PM   #5
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Back when I was 15, about to begin my part time career in the retail hardware business, my Cubmaster offered me a job in his bakery/donut shop. I often wonder how that would have turned out; but I'm extremely happy with the path I took.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:33 PM   #6
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Forgive me but your career choice in bakery would have made you a lot more dough
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