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post #1576 of 2994

Golly, what makes you think there's anyone here who could have evil thoughts? {insert maniacal laughter}  icon_evil.gif

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #1577 of 2994
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Originally Posted by Hannahscakes View Post

Thought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/


Well, this is what I'd do.  Sit down and draw out everything she says...zig zags, ruffles, leopard...do it as a one LAYER 9" round...and write 'Duncan Hines yellow cake mix' beside it so she knows it's a 'cheap' cake flavor and tell her   "Attached is a cake design based on the information you gave me.  The cost will be $150."   

Then never expect to hear from her again!  Win-win.

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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post #1578 of 2994

Who is it on here that has that cake designing program??? I want to see this!

post #1579 of 2994
Well it seems like she is at least trying to reduce her cost by getting something that's cheaper instead of getting expensive flavor for less. She just seems uneducated about design.
Hey everybody! Check out google.com ! This is clearly an attempt to direct traffic onto that site and away from cake central. Because everyone knows you can only have one browser open!
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Hey everybody! Check out google.com ! This is clearly an attempt to direct traffic onto that site and away from cake central. Because everyone knows you can only have one browser open!
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post #1580 of 2994
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

I prefer "cake *****" ( tht will probably be censored out)

 

Love it! Shall we make t-shirts?

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Love it! Shall we make t-shirts?

I'd be willing to bet that someone already has...well, lookee here!

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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

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I'd be willing to bet that someone already has...well, lookee here!

If you are offended easily or don't like the word for a female dog,don't click this link. Otherwise, look at the top row in the middle. http://tinyurl.com/qjg4y3b

LOVE. There's also these...please heed costumeczar's warning above prior to clicking this link icon_biggrin.gif http://www.captainleisuretees.com/s/T-Shirts/Cakey-and-Bakey-Tees/Fondant-*****es/session_04d9d462cd74/

post #1583 of 2994
I love the one with overlapping circles, and where all circles overlap (pretty cake, good cake, cheap cake) it says 'I want what you're smoking.'
Awesome.
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Maybe this is a bit off topic, but this is really bothering me.
I have a home based business, so everything is by appointment only. I am wondering if anyone else has problem with people not showing up at the
Preset time, and not calling to let you know. This frustrates the heck out of me! Sure, I work at home, but I have a life too!
I want to add a "late" for these inconsiderate people, but my husband says get over it! Grrrrrrr. Today I missed an appointment as my clint was an hour late and didn't even apologize! What are your thoughts?
post #1585 of 2994

When the offending party shows up an hour late, I would be inclined to tell them another appointment is on the way, and they will need to reschedule for another day.  Tell them you will e-mail or call them the next day when you have time to look at your schedule.  Usher them out quickly.  Maybe they will understand that you don't tolerate lateness.

 

Liz
 

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Follow me on my Twitter handle: @Sugar_Iowa

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post #1586 of 2994
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar View Post

When the offending party shows up an hour late, I would be inclined to tell them another appointment is on the way, and they will need to reschedule for another day.  Tell them you will e-mail or call them the next day when you have time to look at your schedule.  Usher them out quickly.  Maybe they will understand that you don't tolerate lateness.

 

Liz
 

Yes, but I'd give them 15 minutes then call them to reschedule. If they were going to a doctor appointment or a tee time they wouldn't be late, so don't let people take advantage of you!

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Originally Posted by Stacilynn88 View Post

Maybe this is a bit off topic, but this is really bothering me.
I have a home based business, so everything is by appointment only. I am wondering if anyone else has problem with people not showing up at the
Preset time, and not calling to let you know. This frustrates the heck out of me! Sure, I work at home, but I have a life too!
I want to add a "late" for these inconsiderate people, but my husband says get over it! Grrrrrrr. Today I missed an appointment as my clint was an hour late and didn't even apologize! What are your thoughts?
This one makes me nuts! It happens far too often. The really annoying thing is that it seems to happen most from friends. I am learning how to deal with it, but it is hard for me; I am a people pleaser. What I am learning is that people will treat you as badly as you let them. I am starting to keep track of who these people are and taking steps to prevent being treated poorly by them again.
post #1588 of 2994

Sounds like you need to start demanding some respect, starting with your husband. How he would like it if many of his appointments at his job showed up an hour late with no apology? Liz is absolutely right. And, when you call, make it clear that you are "making an exception to your rules just this one time to reschedule her, but your time is too valuable to accommodate her further."  If you go ahead and meet with a client who is an hour late, with or without an apology, you have taught her that it is okay to continue to treat you that way, and you have devalued yourself in her eyes.

post #1589 of 2994
I completely agree, if they showed up an hour late to a storefront bakery they'd be told to come back another time, with a check in their hand to cover the appointment they missed. If I had to be somewhere else I'd leave and let them figure it out. You won't lose any clients, but you will gain a bit more respect.
elsewhere.
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elsewhere.
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post #1590 of 2994
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Originally Posted by Stacilynn88 View Post

Maybe this is a bit off topic, but this is really bothering me.
I have a home based business, so everything is by appointment only. I am wondering if anyone else has problem with people not showing up at the
Preset time, and not calling to let you know. This frustrates the heck out of me! Sure, I work at home, but I have a life too!
I want to add a "late" for these inconsiderate people, but my husband says get over it! Grrrrrrr. Today I missed an appointment as my clint was an hour late and didn't even apologize! What are your thoughts?

Now there's one I had not heard before ~icon_biggrin.gif

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