muddpuppy Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:22pm
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Ok, so I made an appointment with a bride to come to my home office... she shows up an hour early!!! I was totally unprepared, didn't have time to check her email for the list of flavours she wanted to try as she was already sitting in my office and I was naked in the bathroom about to jump in the shower when the door bell rang! Ok, so I pulled myself together, got her some samples of whatever I had on hand and walked her through the consultaion. Then this @#$%$ emails me this morning telling me she can't work with me because I'm so unprofessional!! She said I wasn't ready for our meeting and she was worried I wouldn't be on time to the wedding!!!?!?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!? I'm so PO I feel to respond to her email with a string of profanities!! So, like what is she going to do, show up at her receptioon venue the night before and freak out that the food hasn't been cooked yet!!!?!?!?!? GGRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrr....... ok... I feel better now... thanks for listening!!! lol...

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Amylou Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:28pm
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Sounds like you are better off without her as a customer. Who does that?

peg818 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:32pm
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may i ask Why on earth did you answer to door???


Maybe she simply had the wrong time. Cause usually it seems like people are always running late and not giving a shit about your time.

mackeymom Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by Amylou

Sounds like you are better off without her as a customer. Who does that?




I agree. Sounds like wouldn't want to work with her anyways. Like she would show up at your house for a health inspection! Or want to watch you bake to make sure you stir the batter clock wise, and not counter clockwise!!

LaBellaFlor Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:50pm
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I wouldn't have opened my door either. Just a suggestion, maybe you can stress your time. I really stress punctuality and only 3 people allowed. I stress this and let them know that if their is deviation from the time they will not be seen. I also let them know if any extra people show up, they will be asked to wait outside. I let them know in a very apolgetic manner that I hate to have to do these things, but it's neccessary. So far no problems. An hour early, wow!

Malakin Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:58pm
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I'd be jumping up and down for not having to do her cake. How rude....

LaBellaFlor Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:59pm
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Originally Posted by Malakin

I'd be jumping up and down for not having to do her cake. How rude....




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Mensch Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:07pm
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Beat her up.

KHalstead Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:21pm
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I would probably email her and let her know that you regret that she won't be using you for her wedding cake and let her also know that you were taken aback at her showing up an hr. early and that's what had you a little unprepared. (I usually have my samples ready to go the night before just in case something like this happens though, waiting until an hr. before hand to make samples? that's asking for problems)

But again, I tend to agree with the others...this probably isn't someone you'd want to have a working relationship with anyhow!

sweet-thing Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:34pm

I agree you are better off without her order. I do understand your frustration and anger about her comments though. Did she even acknowledge that she was an hour early? Did you explain to her that it was her fault that you were unprepared?

__Jamie__ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:35pm
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Originally Posted by Malakin

I'd be jumping up and down for not having to do her cake. How rude....




Me too! And I wouldn't have gone anywhere near the door.

costumeczar Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:31pm

This is probably the same idiot who showed up at my house early, then was insulted that I didn't walk out to her car at her appointment time (she was sitting in the car and I had no idea she was there) to escort her into the house. I got two nasty emails, one from her and one from her mother, who hadn't even come that day, but who was very eager to tell me how unprofessional I was. icon_confused.gif

Be glad that she isn't hiring you, and don't open the door next time!

__Jamie__ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:41pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

This is probably the same idiot who showed up at my house early, then was insulted that I didn't walk out to her car at her appointment time (she was sitting in the car and I had no idea she was there) to escort her into the house. I got two nasty emails, one from her and one from her mother, who hadn't even come that day, but who was very eager to tell me how unprofessional I was. icon_confused.gif




tapedshut.gif Holy shizz.

saffronica Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:45pm

I love stupid people like this. They make me feel better about myself.

LaBellaFlor Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:05pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

This is probably the same idiot who showed up at my house early, then was insulted that I didn't walk out to her car at her appointment time (she was sitting in the car and I had no idea she was there) to escort her into the house. I got two nasty emails, one from her and one from her mother, who hadn't even come that day, but who was very eager to tell me how unprofessional I was. icon_confused.gif

Be glad that she isn't hiring you, and don't open the door next time!





Be happy! She is about to lose out on the best cake she can get in the area...next to mine of course. icon_wink.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

This is probably the same idiot who showed up at my house early, then was insulted that I didn't walk out to her car at her appointment time (she was sitting in the car and I had no idea she was there) to escort her into the house. I got two nasty emails, one from her and one from her mother, who hadn't even come that day, but who was very eager to tell me how unprofessional I was. icon_confused.gif

Be glad that she isn't hiring you, and don't open the door next time!




Be happy! She is about to lose out on the best cake she can get in the area...next to mine of course. icon_wink.gif




Laugh now Bella....she's probably on her way to see YOU! icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

This is probably the same idiot who showed up at my house early, then was insulted that I didn't walk out to her car at her appointment time (she was sitting in the car and I had no idea she was there) to escort her into the house. I got two nasty emails, one from her and one from her mother, who hadn't even come that day, but who was very eager to tell me how unprofessional I was. icon_confused.gif

Be glad that she isn't hiring you, and don't open the door next time!




Be happy! She is about to lose out on the best cake she can get in the area...next to mine of course. icon_wink.gif



Laugh now Bella....she's probably on her way to see YOU! icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif





icon_lol.gif Ah,ha,ha,ha...wait a minute...thats not funny! icon_razz.gif

mommyle Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by saffronica

I love stupid people like this. They make me feel better about myself.




BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you, man!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

cakenewby Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:24pm

I bet she has her own episode of bridezilla!

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:26pm

When she arrived, did you let her know she was an hour early? With so much to do planning a wedding, it's so easy to arrive early (or late) for an appointment. Not that that's an excuse, but it's true, nonetheless.

But, if you did and she still reacted like this ... good riddance to bad rubbish!

CakeMommyTX Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:35pm

ugh,people annoy me (not you lovely ladies, but everyone else thumbs_up.gif )
I say you flip it around and send her a email "firing" her as your customer due to her inability to keep an appointment.
Early or late she still technically missed the appointment time.

jlynnw Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:39pm

I am so sorry you had to deal with her! I would not have answered the door and expected to phone to ring. The phone call would be goo to answer with something like " I am glad you called to confirm our appointment in an hour, thanks I will see you then."

newmansmom2004 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:52pm
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Beat her up.




LMAO!!!!

She's the one who's unprofessional and just plain rude. She's not worth the grief and I guarantee you she's pulled this stuff with other people and has probably then bullied them into giving her what she wants by threatening to disparage their good name.

Just for my own peace of mind - and so she knows that YOU know SHE was in the wrong - I'd e-mail her telling her that she showed up an hour before the set appointment with no notice to you, throwing off your entire schedule, and that if she'd shown up at the correct time you would have had everything prepared and ready to go when she arrived.

Then go beat her up! icon_lol.gif

rosiecast Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 8:52pm

Newbie here, I'm just getting started, but this post is hilarious. LOL Sad, but there are MANY more bridezillas where that one came from. hehehe

GenGen Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 10:21pm

i can't believe the one that wanted to be escorted from her car to the home(business) good lord.

cabecakes Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 11:57pm

This is the type of client that would find fault in anything that you did for her anyway and want a refund. Your better off without her as a client. Blow her off, she's not worth it. Who wants to get stiffed anyway.

costumeczar Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 12:22am
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor


Be happy! She is about to lose out on the best cake she can get in the area...next to mine of course. icon_wink.gif





Hahaha! Of course!

She also told me that she was going to report my unprofessional behavior to the reception site so that they would know about me. Well, she apparently didn't know that they do know me, and that I've done cakes for them before and am actually doing the wedding cake for one of their event coordinators. So anyway, I called the site, and they said that they weren't surprised at the incident. They had apparently had to talk this girl out of having a local fast food place cater the reception! icon_eek.gif

Jayde Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 12:40am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor


Be happy! She is about to lose out on the best cake she can get in the area...next to mine of course. icon_wink.gif




Hahaha! Of course!

She also told me that she was going to report my unprofessional behavior to the reception site so that they would know about me. Well, she apparently didn't know that they do know me, and that I've done cakes for them before and am actually doing the wedding cake for one of their event coordinators. So anyway, I called the site, and they said that they weren't surprised at the incident. They had apparently had to talk this girl out of having a local fast food place cater the reception! icon_eek.gif




ROFLMBO! Cause you know that every guest wants to get all dressed up for a wedding to be served a Happy Meal at the reception. I would take my gift back home with me.

OfficerMorgan Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 12:53am
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Originally Posted by muddpuppy

Then this @#$%$ emails me this morning telling me she can't work with me because I'm so unprofessional!! She said I wasn't ready for our meeting and she was worried I wouldn't be on time to the wedding!!!?!?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!? I'm so PO I feel to respond to her email with a string of profanities!!




No better way to show someone how professional you are! icon_lol.gificon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Kitagrl Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 1:09am

I had a cake pickup like that...she said she wanted to pick up early. I said no earlier than 9am...she said "Okay 9am".

I was in the shower at 8:30am and luckily my hub was home and ran up and said "They're here already!!!" So he gave them the cake and took the remainder of the payment. Otherwise I guess they'd have had to sit outside for a half hour. *shrugs*

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