I love this thread and couldn't continue reading without adding my little story.
I bake as a hobby. On Easter I ended up having cupcakes left over so in light of the festivity, I gave them away to some friends and family. About 2 weeks later, one of the friends I gave cupcakes to sent me a text asking me if I could teach her how to decorate and I said SURE :), she asked me if I had time on a Thursday 3 weeks from then... so I was "booked". I was excited to teach someone my favorite hobby. She gets to my house almost 3 hrs after the time she said she was gonna be here.
She gets here with a box filled with several boxes of cake mix, tubs of icing, food coloring. Gosh, she was also kind enough to bring her own eggs, milk, oil and cupcake liners!! So because I have so many things to do, I told her we were gonna start with making a dozen and that if she wanted to learn more we could do that again some other time. Boy, I was in for a HUGE surprise. She pulls out 4 different pictures of cupcakes she found on Pinterest and told me the colors she wanted on them. WHAT THE WHAT?? I asked her what it was for that I thought I was just gonna teach her to decorate, she says it's a relatives birthday the next day and they're throwing a surprise party and she is in charge of taking the cupcakes but that she didn't want to get them from the grocery store because they were too expensive per dozen and she was going to need 5 dozen and she didn't have all the money so she thought she could count on her awesome friend who knew how to bake and decorate real pretty.
The next 6 hrs I spent baking, mixing the colors she wanted (we couldn't for the life of us get the red to get as red as she wanted to and she was getting annoyed at me for it), decorating. All of that overlapped with my husband getting home with an appetite, my kids and I being hungry, and of course my friend. I was baking her cupcakes, making dinner, doing laundry. That whole time she was just talking and gossiping, being on her phone. What she brought was not enough so I had to provide extra frosting, cake liners, food coloring, and even the boxes to put all the 60 cupcakes in. One thing she did help me with, putting all the cupcakes in her car.
She didn't even say thanks, she said I could tell people she was my first customer and she'll tell them good things. Oh and she didn't even give me credit for the cupcakes. When people uploaded pictures of the cupcakes, tagged her and complimented her on the delicious and beautiful cupcakes she made she said they took a long time but that her relative was worth it.