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This one happened years ago, but it still rankles me every time I think of it. My brother and his wife-to-be asked me to do their wedding cake. "Nothing complicated," (Warning bells!) "Just eight dozen cupcakes with a buttercream rose on each one and an eight inch cake to match for us to cut." Okay, I can do that. It was my intention to make this my wedding gift for the happy couple, but before I could tell them this my future SIL hands me a twenty dollar bill and says "This is to cover your costs."
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Well, did you do it, or tell them to go to Walmart?
post #1518 of 3007
In Australia that would buy a tub of satin ice (1.8kg or 4lbs), with maybe some change to get some sprinkes to make it fancy! Lol
post #1519 of 3007
I did it, and they got what they believe to be a $20 wedding gift.
Would I do it again? Not a chance! Live and learn. icon_smile.gif
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I don't understand why you didn't tell them how much the cake cost to make.

You really did yourself (and the rest of us) an enormous disservice by letting them continue believing that a cake shouldn't cost more than $19.99, no matter the size.
post #1521 of 3007
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

I don't understand why you didn't tell them how much the cake cost to make.

You really did yourself (and the rest of us) an enormous disservice by letting them continue believing that a cake shouldn't cost more than $19.99, no matter the size.

This was years ago, before I was doing this for anyone beyond friends and family. Sometimes one doesn't respond well purely out of shock; such was the case here. I was so stunned by the $20 offer that I was caught off guard and did not handle it well.
Laugh at me, Godot, but please don't chew me out.
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This was years ago, before I was doing this for anyone beyond friends and family. Sometimes one doesn't respond well purely out of shock; such was the case here. I was so stunned by the $20 offer that I was caught off guard and did not handle it well.
Laugh at me, Godot, but please don't chew me out.

I have a big-mouthed brother in law who's super cheap. When they got married they had a friend do the ceremony (free) they had their friends bring food to their house (free) and they had a friend who made their cake (free.) So he's convinced that anyone who spends ANYTHING on a wedding is an idiot and he used to say it all the time. He would say "How's the sucker business" as a greeting to me, until I got tired of it one day and asked him how much work he thinks goes into a wedding cake. He hemmed and hawed while I gave him a lecture about people being able to spend their own money any way they damn well want, and how the person who made their cake did them a big favor even though he doesn't seem to appreciate it. Then I asked him how his sucker business is, since he's a sales rep for a vitamin company and he goes around selling snake oil to people. He said "Those make some people feel better" and I told him that having a wedding and a reception make people feel better and they enjoy themselves, so he should just STFU. It took me a few times of him asking about the sucker business before I let him have it, though, since I was always so surprised that he would be so rude about it.

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I have a big-mouthed brother in law who's super cheap. When they got married they had a friend do the ceremony (free) they had their friends bring food to their house (free) and they had a friend who made their cake (free.) So he's convinced that anyone who spends ANYTHING on a wedding is an idiot and he used to say it all the time. He would say "How's the sucker business" as a greeting to me, until I got tired of it one day and asked him how much work he thinks goes into a wedding cake. He hemmed and hawed while I gave him a lecture about people being able to spend their own money any way they damn well want, and how the person who made their cake did them a big favor even though he doesn't seem to appreciate it. Then I asked him how his sucker business is, since he's a sales rep for a vitamin company and he goes around selling snake oil to people. He said "Those make some people feel better" and I told him that having a wedding and a reception make people feel better and they enjoy themselves, so he should just STFU. It took me a few times of him asking about the sucker business before I let him have it, though, since I was always so surprised that he would be so rude about it.

So awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
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yea but it was on aluminum foil and a mess you get what you pay for icon_wink.gif

Well good, that makes me feel a little better! icon_wink.gif
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post #1525 of 3007
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Originally Posted by as you wish View Post

This was years ago, before I was doing this for anyone beyond friends and family. Sometimes one doesn't respond well purely out of shock; such was the case here. I was so stunned by the $20 offer that I was caught off guard and did not handle it well.
Laugh at me, Godot, but please don't chew me out.
I hate when I get shocked by some stupid comment! I'm usually witty about 2 hours after I need to be.
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

I have a big-mouthed brother in law who's super cheap. When they got married they had a friend do the ceremony (free) they had their friends bring food to their house (free) and they had a friend who made their cake (free.) So he's convinced that anyone who spends ANYTHING on a wedding is an idiot and he used to say it all the time. He would say "How's the sucker business" as a greeting to me, until I got tired of it one day and asked him how much work he thinks goes into a wedding cake. He hemmed and hawed while I gave him a lecture about people being able to spend their own money any way they damn well want, and how the person who made their cake did them a big favor even though he doesn't seem to appreciate it. Then I asked him how his sucker business is, since he's a sales rep for a vitamin company and he goes around selling snake oil to people. He said "Those make some people feel better" and I told him that having a wedding and a reception make people feel better and they enjoy themselves, so he should just STFU. It took me a few times of him asking about the sucker business before I let him have it, though, since I was always so surprised that he would be so rude about it.
Wow... What a jerk!
Also: wow! What an excellent response!
post #1527 of 3007
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Originally Posted by as you wish View Post

This one happened years ago, but it still rankles me every time I think of it. My brother and his wife-to-be asked me to do their wedding cake. "Nothing complicated," (Warning bells!) "Just eight dozen cupcakes with a buttercream rose on each one and an eight inch cake to match for us to cut." Okay, I can do that. It was my intention to make this my wedding gift for the happy couple, but before I could tell them this my future SIL hands me a twenty dollar bill and says "This is to cover your costs."

OMG..... Unreal...but happens all the time! People have no idea, or have ideas that are not based in reality!! icon_surprised.gif
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Originally Posted by as you wish View Post

This was years ago, before I was doing this for anyone beyond friends and family. Sometimes one doesn't respond well purely out of shock; such was the case here. I was so stunned by the $20 offer that I was caught off guard and did not handle it well.
Laugh at me, Godot, but please don't chew me out.
I hate when I get shocked by some stupid comment! I'm usually witty about 2 hours after I need to be.

Oh yeah, me too! I play it over and over in my head and mouth the witty comments for a while after, lol. Makes me feel better, eventually ;-)

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post #1529 of 3007
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

I have a big-mouthed brother in law who's super cheap. When they got married they had a friend do the ceremony (free) they had their friends bring food to their house (free) and they had a friend who made their cake (free.) So he's convinced that anyone who spends ANYTHING on a wedding is an idiot and he used to say it all the time. He would say "How's the sucker business" as a greeting to me, until I got tired of it one day and asked him how much work he thinks goes into a wedding cake. He hemmed and hawed while I gave him a lecture about people being able to spend their own money any way they damn well want, and how the person who made their cake did them a big favor even though he doesn't seem to appreciate it. Then I asked him how his sucker business is, since he's a sales rep for a vitamin company and he goes around selling snake oil to people. He said "Those make some people feel better" and I told him that having a wedding and a reception make people feel better and they enjoy themselves, so he should just STFU. It took me a few times of him asking about the sucker business before I let him have it, though, since I was always so surprised that he would be so rude about it.

I'm applauding like crazy over here!

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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

I have a big-mouthed brother in law who's super cheap. When they got married they had a friend do the ceremony (free) they had their friends bring food to their house (free) and they had a friend who made their cake (free.) So he's convinced that anyone who spends ANYTHING on a wedding is an idiot and he used to say it all the time. He would say "How's the sucker business" as a greeting to me, until I got tired of it one day and asked him how much work he thinks goes into a wedding cake. He hemmed and hawed while I gave him a lecture about people being able to spend their own money any way they damn well want, and how the person who made their cake did them a big favor even though he doesn't seem to appreciate it. Then I asked him how his sucker business is, since he's a sales rep for a vitamin company and he goes around selling snake oil to people. He said "Those make some people feel better" and I told him that having a wedding and a reception make people feel better and they enjoy themselves, so he should just STFU. It took me a few times of him asking about the sucker business before I let him have it, though, since I was always so surprised that he would be so rude about it.

Wow...I feel sorry for your sister!  If he was that cheap then, think what he's like to live with now!   BTW how DID your sister feel about their bargain basement wedding?

 

Oh and if he had said something to ME about how the 'sucker business' was going I'd have said something like "Oh I don't know...how are your friends doing after you used their kindness and talents to play them like a cheap violin just so you could get off without paying anything?"   


Edited by carmijok - 7/9/13 at 11:15am

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