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Are people REALLY this stupid?

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I had a lady call me and ask me what time she needed to pick up her cake. I told her about 10 a.m. She said "are you going to bake it Friday night or Saturday morning?" I said, "well, since you are going to pick it up at 10 a.m. Sat. that means that I will do it on Friday." She asked if there was any way that I could bake and decorate it on Saturday morning and still come after it at 10. I told her that I don't get up that early. She said, "well, good grief, how long does it take to decorate a cake anyway?" Are people really this stupid or was she just a "special" person????

And then I had a lady call and say "How many pieces does your 24 piece cake serve?" Slowly I said, "twenty-four"...and then she asked how many pieces the 36 piece cake serves, again I slowly said, "thirty-six" and she then she said "how many does your 54 piece serve?" I said, "are you serious??" she said, "yes, I am trying to figure out how big of a cake I need and I am writing this down"...ok!! Then she said, "well, what if I don't want any left over?" I said, "cut the pieces bigger"...she said, "can I do that?"

Have you ever had someone call and say, "I want a cake just like the one you did for my son three years ago." I said, "well, you are going to have to help me out a little bit with this one, cuz I don't remember what I did." She said, "well, I don't remember either, I thought maybe you would"...WHY DO YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS????

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post #2 of 539
Yes, they are just THAT special...lol
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icon_lol.gif We humans are a special breed. . . icon_wink.gif
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post #4 of 539
deal w/ them every day in my "real" job ---

they're called students
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I'd wonder if that second lady was prank (or crank, whatever you want to call it) calling! That is just unreal! HAHAHAHA, I'm surprised you held it together and didn't laugh at her.
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Thank you candy120, I needed that laugh. I laughed so hard my husband and son came into the room to se if I was ok. I can't believe people sometimes. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 539
I deal with that kind of person every day....It's called "husband"
"Honey, I need my uniform done. I have no socks. You didn't take any meat out for dinner. blah blah blah." Now you know ladies all know he knows where and how to do his laudry and to take meat out of the freezer. Yet the dumbas@ will waste my time to ask me a stupid question.
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I really believe that people take what they seen on TV seriously especially cartoons.... My DD was watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse & they were making a b-day cake they made the batter in 1 min put it in the oven & put the timer on for 15 mins, when the timer went off, they checked the oven & took out the cake already decorated with 2 different colors & swag decorations....

I would love to have an oven like that, that will bake & decorate my cake in 15 mins, not to mention that the frosting was made & the cake was decorated in the oven without melting icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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We call that "a special kind of stupid". icon_lol.gif
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Oh and Doug.. When I taught school, we just referred to them as the inmates. icon_smile.gif
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...lol...ya'll are killin' me!!!!!!
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Oh yeh...people ARE that dumb sometimes. My duh-huh moment from a potential bridal customer today... "I need a 6-tier cake to serve 75 people. Can you do that for $150?" I explained HOW MANY a 6-tier cake would serve and the potential cost...thought I might have to break out into CPR mode on her. LOL. It was all that I could do not to spit my teeth out! LOL.
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post #13 of 539
Yes, people are that lost when it comes to cakes, aren't they!


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That is absolutely hilarious! I'm sure we could start Quite a thread with this one!
I had a lady ask me if I could pre-cut the cake and then cover it with icing so it wouldn't look like it was cut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!When I asked her why she said she didn't know if she would know HOW to cut a cake.
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Oh my gosh I LUV this! Hubby told me a story. A person needed the phone number for another office. Hubby gave him the number .... "123-456-7890". Person kept calling hubby back telling him the number didn't work. Hubby called the number on another line....it worked. FINALLY he said, "Sir, are you sure you are dialing one-123-456-7890?" Person said, "One! You didn't tell me I had to dial ONE first!" WHO doesn't know this!?

I posted this story on another thread, but a co-worker actually thought I baked wedding cakes the day of the wedding! When I explained the most recent cake had involved 8 hours of baking, so how did she expect all of that to get done the morning of? Of course it was because she had no idea how this 4 foot tall concoction of sugary decoration was created!

One bride asked me if I prepared the food ahead of time. icon_confused.gif (no, lady, I just hand everyone raw chicken and a Bic lighter!) I said, "Does the reception site have a kitchen that we can use to cook the food?" She said, "No." I said, "Then obviously yes, we have to cook it ahead of time." dunce.gif

Another bride was venting about another reception she had attended and was upset because the caterer ".....just either opened a can of corn, or a frozen bag of corn, and heated it up!" I asked her, "Well, what exactly are you expecting? Because none of us grow our own, ya know!" dunce.gif

My very first bride wanted her 3-tiered wedding cake "pre-cut". Even way back then, when I knew nothing, I knew THAT wasn't going to work!
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