I can eat cake!

Paddy and Val, two humans who I very much admire, have a phrase that they use between themselves. Here’s the short version of how it came to be and what it means (disclaimer: I’m probably misremembering it badly:

They were both working hospo at a lodge, one night a guest ordered cake after dinner. Paddy looked at the guest, raised an eyebrow and said, “you don’t look like a cake kind of person”, to which the guest responded quite aggressively with “I CAN EAT CAKE!”.

And now that emphatic phrase lives on in the house of Paddy and Val, brought out any time one of them presumes to tell the other that they’re doing something out of character. Might we all eat cake, that our characters may grow fat.