I don't keep it a secret - I LOVE PI DAY! (March 14 or 3.14 for those of you non-math-sided-brained people). I like to order a whole pie for lunch and eat it each year. Last year a gang of us from work went to a lovely place called Smiley's. I was worried that there may be no pie left because of the special day but apparently I underestimate the rest of the world's collective enthusiasm/devotion to this day because there were plenty of delicious pies waiting to be chosen by me.
This year the gang headed back to Smileys and I walk in AND THERE WERE NO PIES!
me: Where are all the pies?
Smileys: oh we're backed up, I have some in the oven but they're all for special orders
me: oh no...I was planning on coming in and enjoying a whole pie
Smileys: oh sorry, we will be back to having more ready-made pies in the coming weeks. I can maybe let it slide if it's for a good reason
me: it's PI DAY!
Smileys: I have a strawberry rhubarb pie about to come out of the oven--it's yours.
That's what pi day is all about, people--hijacking other people's pre-ordered pies. It's not as rude as it seems. Pi day is a happy day because it is meant to be filled with pie. My happiness was maintained by scoring a pie, and in return the intended recipient will get an even fresher one which means more happiness. Sounds like paying it forward to me! The person who ordered it should probably thank me...by bringing me a pie. I might've missed the point of "paying it forward."
Now today is the Ides of March. So watch your back--the person you were happily enjoying pie with yesterday could literally (and lethally) stab you in the back today. I suggest you brush up on your latin
Et tu, _(insert name of stabber)_ !
Also, I don't know how long they keep it up but if you like puzzles, check out www.pidaychallenge.com then get ready to be frustrated...but it's better if you have pie to console you in those times.