Referring to the "renting a booth...." comment:
The HD gets a list of the vendors and they check Every. Single. One of Them.
Seriously....I can think of a lot better things they could do with their time. For instance; I'd alot rather they spend time looking into the crappy conditions of most local fast food restaurants, and grocery stores around.
I've been on both sides of the fence, both as a worker and a consumer, and I can tell you that you'd all be just disgusted and likely never to visit those places again if you had seen what I've seen over the years. I know of a couple of places locally that have terrible sanitation habits, and almost always have some of the filthiest restrooms I've ever seen!! Our local Papa Murphy's(the only one near our home), is a prime example of what I am talking about.
We have purchased pizza there often since we moved here, and I can't think of a single time when the work area wasn't just a mess. And I don't mean just a few sprinkled toppings here and there. The manager/owner apparently never checks in on his very young and very oblivious staff. This fall I was in with my daughter to pick up a couple of pizzas and I was so upset at the mess I saw that the mother in me came out. There wasn't a single surface on the work side of the counter that wasn't covered in literally 2 inches of pizza toppings and cheese. Not to mention the same on the floor, that they were walking around in. On top of that, they were not wearing gloves, nor were the two long haired staffers wearing hair nets. The food waste and mess was my big bugaboo though.
Next thing I knew I was chewing them out for being so messy and they should be ashamed of themselves for wasting so much food. I estimated that there was about 3 or four pizza's worth of food spilled around, we mothers can do that you know
, and I said that if I was their boss I would be firing every one of them for this disgusting mess, seen by all the customers that visit, and for the obvious lack of concern for the waste of expensive food that was wasted. Now alot of the toppings were on the counters, supposedly clean before preparing the pizzas being sold, so you would assume that they could be scooped up and perhaps the employees could use them to make something to take home at the end of work, paying for them of course. Why not, it's good food and it's clean right? I asked them what they do with all that spillage, and they said it gets thrown away. SHAMEFUL!!!
The HD should be spending more time dealing with these kinds of establishments and stop wasting our tax dollars on bothering us!! I would wager to guess that most of us could serve our products right off our kitchen counters, cleanliness wise. Most of the time anyways...unless you have your kids doing the dishes! LOL Just kidding!
I agree with the necessity to have a license in some cases, but there should be some degree of give as well.
As far as that nasty "craigslist police" person goes...I know from my work as a civil admin, there are only a few ways that you can really get all the information on a person, that she claims to have on you, legitimately. There are alot of online sites that say they can, and some can, but most of them are sleazy and most are just a scam. Today with all the identity theft going on, it is going to have to get harder than ever before.
BTW, if you posted on Craigslist to try and drum up business, that was your first mistake. Craigslist is becoming increasingly more dangerous and more fraudulent everyday. It is also becoming the place were more and more criminals are searching for folks that are foolish enough to post personal information for anyone to look at. Including phone numbers. That's why they have that great little "reply to" feature that gives your ad a specific place for potential customers to respond to. That way you can screen who is asking to do business with you, for your safety.
I am a "home baker" too and I only do the "word of mouth" kind of advertising. It's the most safe.
I agree with the others that this person is a nut, and likely a home baker herself that has not done well or had a bad experience of her own.
Don't fret, just delete that ad and move on. You go girl!!