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post #16 of 21
AMEN!!
What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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post #17 of 21
Hey Bubbles,
let me put it like this we have friends and Family that work for my husband, but on the job they are not here nor there. business is business.. Cant let her walk on you, I really think the "other lady" may be advoiding her for good reason. maybe she wants big cake for lil money. and weither it cost us 10.00 or 2.00 to make we have lots of time, Love and Effort in each and every cake we do. If I were you next time she calls saying she can't get in touch with the other lady and if I dont you can do it. say Oooo no didn't I tell you I am booked. Sounds to me like she is waiting for you to OFFER to do it and when you OFFER most likely she will also think of it as its a Gift.
Good Luck and Let us know what happens.
But most of all.. KEEP SMILING!
~Sweet~ =0)
I'm Tellin Ya What I Know! =0)
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I'm Tellin Ya What I Know! =0)
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post #18 of 21
YOU ARE NOT BEING THE DIFFICULT ONE - SHE IS! THERE I SAID IT AND YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO. YOU WILL HAVE TO LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENS - GOOD LUCK!
post #19 of 21
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Well - I acutually called her on Saturday because I was going to pick up some supplies. I just said to her, "I am going to pick up supplies, do you want me to go ahead and pick up the stuff for your son's cake." She tells me that they haven't contacted this other lady this weekend because they thought it might be rude to bother her about a cake over the holiday weekend. So I just told her that I had another lady who wants a cake that weekend, and I am going to go ahead and do it. If she needs the cake then she needs to let me know by the 15th. She seemed a little bent out of shape, and said something about not wanting to hurt this other lady's feelings. All I could think about is, What about my feelings.

She drives me nuts. And I do feel like she is looking for some sorta handout. If she calls me fine, but if she doesn't I don't care at this point.

Thanks everyone icon_smile.gif
post #20 of 21
Good for you, I like your response, and remember stand firm on your date and tell her that if she wants the cake after that date that a rush charge will be involved.
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #21 of 21
You're not being difficult. She's being extremely rude by obviously keeping you dangling as her second choice for this cake. Keep in mind that if you do it for her this time she'll be coming back for another and it'll be the same thing. And if you give it to her cheap she'll expect it cheap the next time and maybe even tell her friends. Not the way I'd want to get business. I'd tell her I'm not available to do the cake. She still has plenty of time to find someone else. Life is too short to mess around with people like this gal.
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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