On several other threads I've talked about the lady who I had the consultation with last Fall who wanted a 6-foot tall (that's right!
) wedding cake for FREE!
I told her she would have to pay no matter where she went. Well the rest of the story goes like this: Every change she made she tried to beat me down in price (it was a VERY long two hours with her!), using such lines as "if you give me your card you'll get more business out of this..." and the like (she reminded me of your little missy in your story!
) Anyway, I STOOD MY GROUND and told her this is the way it was, deal with it (very politely) and was almost disappointed when she called me back wanting me to do the cake ON MY TERMS (now that's more like it!
Sweetie, stand your ground and don't let her badger you. I had a woman in my cookie class (every month for over a year she's been in my class) and when she asked me how much I would charge for a HUGE order I gave her the already discounted price and she said "you're fired." I told her (very sweetly of course) "well you're always welcome to do them yourself."
And she did! Which is fine by me! In the case of Mrs. 6-foot wedding cake, she's getting a beautiful (albiet much smaller) cake with a jacked up charge (just for having to deal with her.
) So there you have it! My $2.50 on the subject!!