ellavanilla Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 5:12pm
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I have a corporate client who I make a cake for once a month. She lives in my neighborhood and picks up her cakes early, on the way to work. This morning she knocked instead of ringing the bell, so I didn't hear it. My brother, who is staying with us and sleeping in the front room, heard the knock and answered the door IN HIS BOXERS and no shirt. He gave her the cake and she left before I got down there to intervene. 

 

I am so mortified. SO EMBARRASSED!! 

 

I immediately emailed her assistant, apologizing. She said she hadn't heard anything from the boss, but had conveyed my apology and assurance it wouldn't happen again, but I'm convinced it will be the last I hear of this client. 

 

This is why I hate having people come by to pick up. My family seems to be oblivious to good behavior when it comes to me and my clients ( I also run another business from home). I went outside to see if I could catch her before she drove away and found a cup and a lighter on the pillar by the door. Sooo classy!

 

I could cry. 

 

Jen

 

edited to add: no, there's no question. I just had to tell someone who could imagine my mortification...

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Norasmom Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 5:21pm
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She may not have thought anything of it.  Call her and tell her the situation.  Guys don't always know better....

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 6:52pm
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I would have been absolutely mortified, I feel your pain! 

BrandisBaked Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 7:32pm
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ATell her you're branching out into singing telegrams, that was your "birthday bachelor" and what a shame it was she didn't stick around long enough to see/hear his whole routine! :-)

costumeczar Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 8:02pm
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

I have a corporate client who I make a cake for once a month. She lives in my neighborhood and picks up her cakes early, on the way to work. This morning she knocked instead of ringing the bell, so I didn't hear it. My brother, who is staying with us and sleeping in the front room, heard the knock and answered the door IN HIS BOXERS and no shirt. He gave her the cake and she left before I got down there to intervene.

 

I am so mortified. SO EMBARRASSED!!

 

I immediately emailed her assistant, apologizing. She said she hadn't heard anything from the boss, but had conveyed my apology and assurance it wouldn't happen again, but I'm convinced it will be the last I hear of this client.

 

This is why I hate having people come by to pick up. My family seems to be oblivious to good behavior when it comes to me and my clients ( I also run another business from home). I went outside to see if I could catch her before she drove away and found a cup and a lighter on the pillar by the door. Sooo classy!

 

I could cry.

 

Jen

 

edited to add: no, there's no question. I just had to tell someone who could imagine my mortification...

 

Oh my GAWD! But is your brother hot? Maybe she appreciated the moment

:-D

cakealicious7 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 8:08pm
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A^^^^ Loooooooool oh my gosh i was thinking the same thing!!!! If i had to collect a cake and a hot guy answered the door i would be there every other day!!!!! ( That doesn't sound desperate at all o-O )

costumeczar Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 8:12pm
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Originally Posted by cakealicious7 

^^^^ Loooooooool oh my gosh i was thinking the same thing!!!! If i had to collect a cake and a hot guy answered the door i would be there every other day!!!!! ( That doesn't sound desperate at all o-O )

 

Hahahahahahaha!

TheSugarLab Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 8:53pm
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Maybe I should start hiring attractive men in my shop! That sounds like a great plan to me. Too bad it would probably be bad taste to hire the ones I want to date. Single girl problems! :D 

cakealicious7 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 9:03pm
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ALol if ever you need a helping hand with that i'm here for ya ;-D

ellavanilla Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 9:05pm

HAHAHA!

 

Ladies!!  My boyfriend said as much, "Jason in his boxers is by no means a bad thing." LOL 

 

I sent an email to her assistant, and the assistant sent along my apology. Oh dear. Maybe I did my business a favor!

 

thanks for making me laugh!!

 

jen

costumeczar Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 1:46am

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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

HAHAHA!

 

Ladies!!  My boyfriend said as much, "Jason in his boxers is by no means a bad thing." LOL 

 

I sent an email to her assistant, and the assistant sent along my apology. Oh dear. Maybe I did my business a favor!

 

thanks for making me laugh!!

 

jen

 

Well, now I think we need a picture of your brother so that we can judge for ourselves. Tell him it's for purposes of hiring research for TheSugarLab's shop.

Smckinney07 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 1:58am

AIf she's ordered from you several times before I'm sure she realizes this isn't your typical business etiquette, she's coming back to you for a reason ;) Granted, I would be mortified as well! Doesn't everyone have an embarrassing family member?! You had the good sense to apologize, she might not have thought anything about it.

Kakeesha Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:04am

Seriously just because she is a Boss,does not mean she does not have a sense of humour.I am sure you will not lose a sale.

costumeczar Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:11am

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Originally Posted by Kakeesha 
 

Seriously just because she is a Boss,does not mean she does not have a sense of humour.I am sure you will not lose a sale.

 

yeah, most people are pretty forgiving if it's a humorous situation!

vgcea Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 3:22am

AUm Jen, I'd like to order a cake. *blink blink*

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 3:24am

AAnd she'll definitely be picking it up.

BrandisBaked Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 3:29am

ANow I'm thinking about frosting (body) shots....

TheSugarLab Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 4:50am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 
 

 

Well, now I think we need a picture of your brother so that we can judge for ourselves. Tell him it's for purposes of hiring research for TheSugarLab's shop.

 

YES PLEASE!!!! :D 

ladyellam Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 5:05am

A hottie in boxer shorts handing me a delicious cake?  Uh, yes please!!

gilliganamy Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 1:41pm

Maybe this could be your new USP(unique selling point). Stick a dicky bow on him and away you go.

Sassyzan Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 1:51pm

AHmm...this is making me really...hungry. Yeah, hungry, that's it. Hungry for cake. How long is your brother in town??

cakealicious7 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:01pm

A^^^^HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Oh Jen what have you started????!!!

vgcea Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 4:12pm

AHey I get first dibs since I requested my cake order first. *Runs off to go practice my twerking*

Claire138 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 4:16pm

:D:D:D

cakealicious7 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 5:16pm

AOk this thread is just cracking me up!!!!!! :-D :-D

smittyditty Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 6:31pm

We seriously need a pic of your brother!

cakealicious7 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 7:13pm

ACan i just ask what is everybody imagining her brother looks like? I'm thinking maybe Henry Cavill? ( drool )

vgcea Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 7:19pm

AFunny, I never put a face to 'im. I figured blond hair since Jen's a blonde, and a hot body. *shrugs*

*OH and we're so headed for the lounge with the turn this thread has taken lol*

cakealicious7 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 7:29pm

ALoooool!!!

Lovelyladylibra Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 7:46pm

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Originally Posted by vgcea 

Hey I get first dibs since I requested my cake order first. *Runs off to go practice my twerking*

 

LOLOLOLOLOLOL 

:-D

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