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Lounge By Auryn Updated 17 Sep 2009 , 11:12am by lthiele

Auryn Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 6:21pm
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Here is some quick background.
Aside from working in the family business, I own a laser cutter and engraver.
I cut and engrave custom logos, names images etc on just about any material.
One of my big customers is another boat manufacturer, I cut all their company logos and custom logos for their customers.
I get an easy peasy order the other day.

"Cut this name, here is the material, its two colors; grey and white, white is the background color."

No sweat, I cut it, I'm very proud of myself, ups it back to her.
Today I get a phone call that I ''screwed up the logos".
She wanted grey with white background "yes I know thats what I sent you".

Long story short apparently in her dictionary white background means she wants the letters in white with a grey background.
My head is still spinning about that one.

So to all you bakers with your crazy customers, take heart, its not about the specific technical terms you use and its not that you didn't explain yourself.

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sadsmile Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 7:13pm
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LOL I would be tempted to send her the defenition of the word background. I wonder if they describe eveything backwards to their customers with paint jobs and decals. I could hear the argument over a white background with a red decal. The customer gets a red boat with a white sticker ROFL!!!

JanH Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by Auryn

...apparently in her dictionary white background means she wants the letters in white with a grey background.




And would that be the A$$Backwards Dictionary? icon_eek.gif
(Said while massaging my throbbing temples, just thinking of dealing with something like this.)

MnSnow Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 8:57pm
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Nah that would be the bassackwards dictionary icon_lol.gif

indydebi Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 10:14pm
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Just like those people who ask how much for a full sheet cake and when I say "depends ... how big is that?" and they respond with "i dont' know."

You almost ordered a cake that serves over 100 people and you DON'T KNOW how big that is? You're just tossing around the terminology to sound important and smart (which ended up with you sounding "not smart")?

And don't even get me started with people who want a "simple" carved cake to look like a volcano with shooting lava and a monkey band crawling up the side. You know .... Simple! aaauuggghhh!!!!

Shoot me now. Just shoot me now and get it over with.

JanH Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 12:32am
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Originally Posted by MnSnow

Nah that would be the bassackwards dictionary icon_lol.gif




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LaBellaFlor Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:40am
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icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif All of you crack me up on this site really bad!

VannaD Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 2:26am
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but Debi, dont i get a discount if I dont want the instruments?! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 2:57am
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Originally Posted by vanna1487

but Debi, dont i get a discount if I dont want the instruments?! icon_biggrin.gif




I am SO gonna smack you! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

VannaD Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 3:01am
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I thought that would get a rise out of you!! icon_biggrin.gif

lthiele Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 11:12am
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Oh my god............. "Dude - where's my car!" First thing I thought of, can people really be that stupid. Hope you didn't redo it for free! icon_surprised.gif

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