so a few weeks ago my aunt in law asked that i make 15 jumbo cupcakes, individually boxed and ribboned for a school event she was going to. she wanted a cupcake for each board member. she also asked for them to be made on my day off. since shes family, i said ok and went in to my bakery to make them. she picked them up and i told her the price and she said the school board would be sending me a check (grrr...pay me at pickup, or at least let me know ahead of time that someone is sending me payment..which btw i'd never allow but since she is family i agreed) she came in a week later and paid me for the cupcakes. oh btw they were $60 total. jumbo cupcakes with pretty packaging=$4 each. anyhoo, my mother in law (a bit of a gossip, but i love her ) tells me that the aunt had gone to another cupcake place a few days ago and took her two kids as well as my 11 year old sister in law along and told my 11 year old sister in law "dang, i paid $60 for cupcakes at Ashley's bakery...never going there again!"
i was so mad when i heard this! i got on that cupcake bakerys site and they charge the exact same as i do! AND i doubt they would have opened up on their day off to go make her order.
I am so mad i want to call her and say " i don't want to be a gossip, but i was told that you made a comment about my pricing for your order a few weeks back, and that you were never coming to my bakery again?? that decision is your own choice, but i think telling another family member that, let alone an 11 year old, is extremely distasteful and rude behavior. since you told her your feelings, i can only imagine that you also told this to other adults, and potentially hurting my business with your comments is just wrong."
granted, i probably won't say anything, but she is that member of our family that is always such a grump and is rude and doesn't think before she speaks...
ever had a family member bad mouth you? let alone for no good reason?