Ugh...this Made Me Mad........

Business By littlecake Updated 8 May 2008 , 4:26am by SweetConfectionsChef

littlecake Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:39pm
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Today at the shop "check into cash"...a payday loan company called and said they were having a customer appr. day....would i donate a cake?

DUDE! they are not my customers!!! why would i donate a cake to a place (in my opinion) takes advantage of people who are in a bad situation...and charge them sky high fees?

it made me angry, don't they make enough hosing people to pay for their own cake?

i didn't say anything but, "i don't do donations"...good grief...the nerve! it seems to me if they wanted to show their customers they cared....they could buy their own cake...

i have donated to worthy causes...and people in need...but all this begging(by people who have money) is just sickening to me.

while i'm ranting...i've had women come in carrying 300 dollar purses wanting me to donate a cake to their kids school....i figure why should i, my kids are grown and don't go to school.

they always try to say that it will bring you business...but all i find that it brings is more people on the phone begging for more free stuff.

i donate to the womens shelter...on my terms, and i never do it expecting to get a thing (like exposure etc) out of it.

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CakeDiva73 Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:45pm
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WTH? How is it a customer appreciation day if YOU donate the cake? What a bunch of nonsense. And yes, those places are terrible. Probably some cheap-a$$ owner trying to swindle you outta some cake, just like they swindle their customers out of money.

I think a good response would have been, "What a coincedence! It's customer appreciation day here too! Would you like to donate some money?" icon_lol.gif

melysa Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:49pm
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cakediva73, thats hillarious!

littlecake Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

WTH? How is it a customer appreciation day if YOU donate the cake? What a bunch of nonsense. And yes, those places are terrible. Probably some cheap-a$$ owner trying to swindle you outta some cake, just like they swindle their customers out of money.

I think a good response would have been, "What a coincedence! It's customer appreciation day here too! Would you like to donate some money?" icon_lol.gif




HA HA HA HA HA HA..snort!...geeze I wish I woulda thought of that!

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:55pm
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Good grief...that's crazy! The nerve of some people!

ShopGrl1128 Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:59pm
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Soâ¦basically they want to show THEIR customers how much they care by having YOU give them a free cake???
Donât think soâ¦I know itâs could be a way to advertise but stillâ¦donât think so.
That's BS.

CakeMommyTX Posted 7 May 2008 , 8:02pm
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Yep I hate it when people ask for handouts. icon_mad.gif

I was at the grocery store the other day, with all three of my children, struggling to get them and all the groceries into the car with out a major disaster and out of now where a man comes up to me and gives me the whole " I'm from out of town and my car is broke and I need gas money to get home, just a few bucks" bit. icon_confused.gif
First of all it made me uncomfortable to deal with this strange man all by myself with all of my children, second of all I've heard that story so many times, third of all the grocery store was hiring at the time, you even got a free gallon of milk just for applying! icon_surprised.gif
So here this guys is begging for money when he is just a few yards always from a paying job, I mean how hard is it to sack groceries, I'm pretty sure he could have handled a job of that magnitude. thumbs_up.gif
So I simply told him I had no money, threw the kids in the car and called the store manager as I pulled out of the parking lot, they in turn called the police to have him removed from the property. icon_razz.gif

There is a big difference in donating to a worthy cause, or supporting your community and giving to free loaders who just don't want to pay.
I refuse to give to people begging on the street, I donate to the food bank where if they really where starving they could go to and get food.

I know I sound harsh but here in Houston you can't stop at a red light with out someone knocking on your window begging for money.

DoniB Posted 7 May 2008 , 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by CakeGrlPA

Soâ¦basically they want to show THEIR customers how much they care by having YOU give them a free cake???
Donât think soâ¦I know itâs could be a way to advertise but stillâ¦donât think so.
That's BS.




well, and realistically, do you WANT to spend your advertising dollars at a place where everyone's so desperate for money that they're willing to pay exorbitant fees to borrow enough to get food for their kids to last the week??? Seriously... I was once in that situation (longggg time ago... long story), and the last thing people going into those places are going to do is say, "Hey, I want to pay a fair price for a good cake." Nope...that's your walmart crowd. Actually, that's the Betty crocker crowd... they're going to get a $1 mix and a $1.50 can of icing, stick a candle from the utility drawer in it, and call it a birthday cake. And you know, if that's the situation you're in, that's a special cake, too. icon_razz.gif

Still... the nerve of those people!!! You're right... they charge too much to try to get stuff for free. I could see it if they've been long-time customers or something, but not for this. icon_razz.gif

springlakecake Posted 7 May 2008 , 8:37pm
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It probably wasnt even customer appreciation day. I would bet it is the employees looking for a free cake (To eat themselves!)

Tellis12 Posted 7 May 2008 , 9:22pm
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I agree with all of you ladies, that is one of the absolute most ridiculous things I've heard! What would give them the idea that you'd want to donate something to them??? It's quite random. I'm curious as to the thought process behind it.

famousamous Posted 8 May 2008 , 3:24am
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Originally Posted by yourstrulytx

Yep I hate it when people ask for handouts. icon_mad.gif

I was at the grocery store the other day, with all three of my children, struggling to get them and all the groceries into the car with out a major disaster and out of now where a man comes up to me and gives me the whole " I'm from out of town and my car is broke and I need gas money to get home, just a few bucks" bit. icon_confused.gif
First of all it made me uncomfortable to deal with this strange man all by myself with all of my children, second of all I've heard that story so many times, third of all the grocery store was hiring at the time, you even got a free gallon of milk just for applying! icon_surprised.gif
So here this guys is begging for money when he is just a few yards always from a paying job, I mean how hard is it to sack groceries, I'm pretty sure he could have handled a job of that magnitude. thumbs_up.gif
So I simply told him I had no money, threw the kids in the car and called the store manager as I pulled out of the parking lot, they in turn called the police to have him removed from the property. icon_razz.gif

There is a big difference in donating to a worthy cause, or supporting your community and giving to free loaders who just don't want to pay.
I refuse to give to people begging on the street, I donate to the food bank where if they really where starving they could go to and get food.

I know I sound harsh but here in Houston you can't stop at a red light with out someone knocking on your window begging for money.




Very true about Houston. My Husband had to drive the same route every day and the same guy would be on the corner asking for change at the red lights. He would always say things about his children being hungry...

One day DH stopped at McDonalds before getting to the corner and when the man came up to his car my husband gave him a bag with 5 99 cent double cheeseburgers. He said thank you and all but the funny thing is he never asked my husband for change any more...

SweetConfectionsChef Posted 8 May 2008 , 4:26am
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Yea, that would piss me off too! Some people have a lot of nerve! You should call them up and tell them you are having a customer appreciation day and you would like them to donate $10 for every customer you have had the past year. What freaks! tapedshut.gif

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