That being said...the mother of one of her best friends called me a couple of weeks ago and ordered a cake. I told her because it was for "Misty" I would give her a great discount. She said NO-absolutely not. She knew this is "what I do now" and wanted to be sure Misty knew SHE had bought and paid for it. I asked her what she would like. She said she just wanted me to use my imagination and make it extra special and to just bring the invoice.
I know this girl VERY well and had taken special time to make it perfect for HER. Not everybody would have liked it, but I knew she would love it. She's totally into fairies and the colors black, green, and purple. She doesn't like anything too "girly". I made a fairy out of fondant (thanks for the tutorial btw Liis!!!) and it completely matched her personality. I walked to the door with it and Misty got teary eyed and just started yelling, "OMG I LOVE IT I LOVE IT THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!"
Her mother looked at it and told me how great it was, how she couldn't believe I made it SO terrific for Misty. She followed me out the door with her purse. I started to hand her the invoice and she actually said, "Oh, about that...well, I went to the video store and got so many movies and I bought so much food and stuff (hot dogs and chips!) for all of these kids. I saved out $15 for you...I mean, that's how much I'd pay at Costco."
I didn't even know what to say. If it were anybody else I would have thought twice about marching in and taking the cake back. I LOVE this girl...it's her mother I'm not crazy about. The thing is that I would have felt better putting so much time and love into this cake and just giving it to Misty as a gift. Instead, I now feel like I was slapped in the face. I wasnt about to cause a scene with all of the kids there or say anything that would make the mother go back in and say something to all of the kids. I again tried to hand her the invoice and she said, its okay, I dont need a receipt.
I took her measly $15 that did not even cover my supplies and walked away. Im so glad she really saved a lot of money back for something extra special. Thanks for letting me ventthats all Im really doing! I know I can't or won't change things NOW, I am just so disgusted that a mother would let those words come out of her mouth. She doesn't have a clue.