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When the coworker "knows it all"

post #1 of 38
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I delivered a baby shower cake to work on Wednesday. I had actually planned the luncheon, with two coworkers, and decided to make the cake. I'm "the" cake lady at work, so it was really a pleasure. Well, I definetly got my fill of "I told you" from one of the other planners.

I didn't make the right flavor cake (the mom likes lemon, the coworker doesn't. Too bad - guest of honor rules).

The frosting got a little soft and started sagging halfway through lunch. (not my choice to put it in front of a west facing window in July!)

The mobile wasn't the right scale to the baby (it's art - nothing is ever perfect, and i wasn't putting a huge baby on top of a cake).

I wasn't using the right knife to cut the cake (um, what's a cake server for then???)

I wasn't cutting the cake right (I use indydebi's method, and it worked)

The filling shouldn't have been pink, since no one knows if its a boy or a girl (what other color should raspberry filling be?)

The only "disaster" was that I used a meringue buttercream, and towards the end of lunch, one side of the cake fell off - there was a thin layer of fondant decorations, and they just got too heavy. Especially since the cake was infront of a window. I apologized to the mom, who just laughed it off, which is totally how she is. No problem at all.

I mean, this girl totally thought that I was incompetent. Anyone else have someone like this before?
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post #2 of 38
Its called jealousy. She's probably one of those annoying overbearing people who always has to be right about everything, and the fact that you can do something she can't probably pisses her right off.
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post #3 of 38
NO, and if I did, they would be referred to as "that know it all who used to be looking at the green side of the grass". icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 38
Hmmm, sounds kind of like my sister-in-law, who now falls under my new rule in life "they can get the business & get cussed out too"! Nobody is exempt or special anymore !
post #5 of 38
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Its called jealousy. She's probably one of those annoying overbearing people who always has to be right about everything, and the fact that you can do something she can't probably pisses her right off.



100% Agreed!
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post #6 of 38
I think everyone has a co-worker like this at one time or another. Hubby had a former co-worker who would do this kind of stuff every time he took a cake in. I think she made one cake once in her life and pretty much wanted everyone to know that SHE did cakes (once) TOO!

A very wise person told me once, "Debi, contrary to what you think, you are NOT the smartest person in the world. (What! Are you kidding me! icon_surprised.gif ) So if YOU see how he/she is, then so does everyone else."
post #7 of 38
I didn't know you worked with my step mother-in-law. She know absolutely everything about everything. It is the most annoying thing in the world to spend any amount of time with her. icon_wink.gif
post #8 of 38
totally sounds like my grandma! i am not a professional but hubby and i decided to do our own wedding cake (the winter one under my pix) and my gmal was nit-picking at EVERYTHING!! of course she does this in every aspect of life but your story just reminded me of this situation. first off, she was freaking out and acting like i was just being unesccesarily wasteful for leveling the cake layers and throwing away the scraps. the worst part was the issue with the cake board. i was using a piece of plywood and covering it in wax paper with a ribbon border. she kept insisting that it HAD to have foil on it. i seriously told her no atleast 6 or 7 times then the next thing i know, she was over there covering the board in like 4 layers of pieced together foil. i very politely went behind her and took it off and she was P$%&ssed!!! lol icon_smile.gif ...she is just one of those controlling types. she also had the gall to tell my family behind my back that i didn't know anything about weddings and mine was going to be a completel flop because i wouldn't let her help. of course she was the expert since she helped plan my cousin's the year before. regardless of the fact that i actualyl worked with a wedding planner that whole summer. needless to say, my wedding actually turned out exactly how i wanted it and everyone was quite impressed if i do say so myself icon_smile.gif

sorry i totally got carried away with this one, haha icon_smile.gif...so yea, i know exactly how you fell! just ignore her, sounds to me like she would have found flaws even if there weren't any at all.
post #9 of 38
I think anyone who has worked in the public sector has had this at some point. I have a customer who is a friend who is sort of like that. I have made 3 cakes for her. The first a carrot cake that all her family loved, but she said it was a little dry (mind you she didn't even taste it). Second cake was a hit. Third was cupcakes and they were dry too, but they loved them. I knew going in to it though that I would never please her without the comments. Water off a ducks back to me because she talks about everyone......she also took cake classes in college and she knows how to do what I do, but doesn't have the time. Whatever!!!
post #10 of 38
Yes, we've all had them in our lives .... they believe that since they have the right to an opinion it equates to the right to voice it.
post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by indydebi

A very wise person told me once, "Debi, contrary to what you think, you are NOT the smartest person in the world. (What! Are you kidding me! icon_surprised.gif ) So if YOU see how he/she is, then so does everyone else."



icon_surprised.gif I'm shocked! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I think eveyr one has a person like that in their lives. Mine is my FIL. He swears he knows everything about the church, Jesus, and God just because he was an alter boy! He doesnt even attend church now!
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post #12 of 38
Like one of the posters above said,it's all JEALOUSY of YOU and your SKILLS. While she's running that trap, I wonder if she could've pulled off the job any better? I absolutely despise people like this. And what put the icing on the cake was that the client didn't get perturbed with the outcome.
post #13 of 38
I had a wicked witch do that to me once -- tore my whole cake apart verbally in front of a room full of people by talking loudly to her friend in front of me like I wasn't there. icon_confused.gif My response (just as loudly) "well dear you're always welcome to do it better yourself." icon_twisted.gif
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post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Its called jealousy. She's probably one of those annoying overbearing people who always has to be right about everything, and the fact that you can do something she can't probably pisses her right off.



Couldn't have said it better! Yes, i've met that type and they are also the type that no matter what you tell them, they already knew that! My question is "Why didn't you tell us, if you already knew it?" As long as she's complaining, you know your cakes are great! When she stops complaining, then something is wrong with your cake and she's satisfied.
post #15 of 38
Kind of made me think of Angela and the party planning committee on "The Office" Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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