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post #46 of 63
Does she really think that the baking is the most expensive/difficult part? It's the decorating, obviously. She'll save, what, 35 cents per cookie?
Anyway, not to overstate the obvious, but if you do work with her, get a hefty deposit/contract up front in case she leaves you in the lurch.

Could you offer her a "special", like she'll pay, eg. # of cookies she wants @ $5 each, and you'll make her 10 extra cookies for the bridal party with their names on them, for free. This way, she gets a $50 value and your cost is minimal (you'll have made a few extra anyway, you can do the same cookie just write their names with a marker), and you get the big order. Just a thought. It would be great to get a big order like this ($$$), as long as you are not being taken advantage of. I would be tempted to still keep trying, in a detached sort of way - meaning I wouldn't take it all too personally, don't spend too much time , just see if it falls into place - if it's not annoying you too much, what the heck, keep at it. The minute you start losing sleep, dump her.

Keep us posted.
post #47 of 63
Oh, goodness!!! You're response is great!!! Very professional! Wow, I wonder what she'll come up with next? Like marmar said, the baking is just the beginning of it!!! Keep us up to date on what happens next. =)
post #48 of 63
Good suggestion marmar....I like the "I'll include this for free"!

Also....very polite response chocomama! Way to go!
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post #49 of 63
Wonderful response, chocomama! The things you pointed out to her are things that probably never entered her mind. Just like cake, it seems very simple to those who haven't or don't actually do it themselves....until they try...lol. I have a feeling you'll be getting a last minute phone call from her begging for you to do the cookies and just charge whatever you have to... icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif If that does happen & you decide to do it...I would add on a $50 surcharge simply for the late notice and time crunch.
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post #50 of 63
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone! I do like the "special offer" idea, too. Well, I heard from the bride and this is what she had to say...

I totally understand where you are coming from. I didn't think about it like that. : ) I'll keep you posted on my needs.

Whew. I was worried I would get attitude from her. Oh, by the way, did I forget to tell everyone that my friend who helped refer her to me told me after all of this happened that this bride is a "princess"? Yep, she always gets her way. Or so she thinks! icon_wink.gif Thanks for telling me, Friend! LOL!! icon_rolleyes.gif
post #51 of 63
Off topic, I know but so funny...

I once knew a bossy princess who was getting married - she was sooo in charge of every detail, such a know it all, really annoying and mean and at her wedding...she wiped out on the dance floor and we saw her panties!!!! (Okay, I was like... 13 at the time... we laughed until we almost wee-wee'd our panties). If she wasn't such a princess, we would have been horrified, of course and felt bad for her...
post #52 of 63
It always comes back to good old karma giving you exactly what you deserve! I would have laughed seeing a "princess" wipe out!
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post #53 of 63
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LOL! That's too funny!

Well, I should have known better about this one. Before the whole cookie thing started she wanted me to come to her home so I could get a "feel" for the style of wedding she was having. She wanted to show me her dress, fabric samples, you name it! Hello, these are favors, Honey! Sheesh! Oh, and the best part was when she was telling me where I could park at her townhouse. She said, "You can park next to my silver Montero. Do you know what that is?" WTH?! I should have said, "Yes, and you can look for my black Mercedes. Do you know what THAT is?" ROFL! icon_razz.gif Of course, I don't actually have one, but I would have borrowed one just out of spite! icon_rolleyes.gif
post #54 of 63
Or "I'll just have my driver, Sebastien, drop me off around the corner, I doubt the limo can stop in front of the building".

Or"Sure, I know the Montero" (whatever that is) "is that the one that's had all those engine recalls?"

Or"Why don't you do me a FAVOR and bugger off... and I'll pay YOU 5 bucks!"

This is getting funny, juicy and catty...meow!!! ...please tell us more!
Does she have a pinchy nose, for example , and does she have her whole house done in spartan white and beige and does she have a skinny little bum (whatever that is!) and was she wearing cream pants and a white button down shirt? Strappy oyster high heels, perchance? Was her hair ash blond, chin length bob and was she wearing hardly any makeup? Just a pale shimmer on the lips? Even if she wasn't all these things, can you agree anyway? I have a vivid picture in my head - don't ruin it, please!!!
post #55 of 63
Okay, Ijust sat here and actually read all of the responses. WOW are we a bunch of "stand up for our selves" bunch of bakers or what?! Chocomama, just do what you're doing and eventually she'll get the picture, either all or nothing!!!! She really does sound like one of those major "Daddy's girls". Maybe for this one she thought she could do what Daddy did for her Sweet Sixteen (sure she had one) on her own and has come to the conclusion that not everything is handed to you on a silver platter and you have to actually work to get what you want and that others are not always gonna bend over backwards for you just because you're used to a spacific way of going about things. Geez... GROW UP LADY!!!!!!
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post #56 of 63
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LMAO, marmar! I love the limo bit! I could have also said, "No, I'm not familiar with those little SUVs. But, do you think my Hummer will fit into the parking space? icon_lol.gif I didn't even get the chance to meet her b/c the whole cookie thing went kaput before we even got together! I would have loved to see her place, though. I'll bet it is all stark white and beige! icon_lol.gif

OK, I just had to add this! The bride is self employed with a large direct sales company. I went to her website to find a picture but there wasn't any, but what I did find was THIS:

... background is in Psychology and Non-Profit Management. ... enjoys traveling internationally, learning languages, spending time with her friends/family and her husband. She also enjoys helping those less fortunate and plans to build an elementary school in Africa with her **** profits. She also owns an exporting business that she runs alongside her **** business.

Ooooooooooook! I'm not trying to be mean and I still hope I get her business but WOW! Now, when I spoke to her (just once) she seemed very pleasant aside from the Montero comment and I hope that's how she really is but when my friend told me she was a princess, well, that kind of made me rethink our whole conversation and then everything seemed kind of, well, princessy! icon_wink.gif
post #57 of 63
her husband?? I thought she was GETTING married?? icon_smile.gif
post #58 of 63
That is sooo what I thought when I read it!! LOL!!! Seems to me that she's trying to get you to do this one for free too!!!
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post #59 of 63
Whaaaa!!!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
I take all my snippy comments back - every single one (and the ones I thought but didn't write with naughty words that begin with letter B) icon_redface.gificon_cry.gificon_redface.gificon_cry.gif

I'll never say a bad word ever in my whole life about anyone with an ash-blond bob and little scrawny bum!! And she's probably got beautiful brunette braids, and a lovely Victorian-decor house, anyway...and a nice ample big bottom. (A bit obsessed with mine, lately, since I can't fit into my last Fall's pants).

I feel like a schmuck (sort of - I'm sure it will pass). Did you say underpriviledged children and build school and Africa?? Pack my bags, for I'm going away on a guilt trip! icon_cry.gif

Okay, would you consider, PLEASE, doing her bloody cookies for free and making me feel better? Thank you. thumbs_up.gif

I actually hope she's snotty again, so I can feel better about being snotty.
post #60 of 63
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Don't feel too badly, marmar! I have a feeling that this info may or may not be true in the purest sense. Will find out more!
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