One of the most often asked questions during the holidays is: “What do you do with a fruitcake?” When Ron Sachs, president and CEO of Ron Sachs Communications, received a fruitcake this year the answer was simple. In the season of giving he chose to give the fruitcake to someone else.
Quick to express his “gratitude” to the gift-giver but even quicker to find somewhere to unload the unwanted “delicacy,” Sachs decided to spread the holiday cheer and re-gift the cake to Governor Rick Scott. Unbeknownst to Sachs, this simple act initiated a chain reaction of re-gifting that carried the fruitcake around the Capitol and downtown Tallahassee.
As the fruitcake passed through the hands of some of Florida’s most influential movers and shakers, not once was it welcomed with open arms or open mouths. The rebuffed baked good quickly made the unhappy rounds of Florida Cabinet members, legislative and private-sector leaders, political party poobahs, even media members. The fruitcake’s final destination proves that sometimes things are just meant to be.