Originally Posted by tootie0809
So many people have the attitude of "It's not fair that I want to make some extra money but can't afford to do it legally by building a state-approved kitchen and being approved, carrying insurance, and all the other legal stuff! It's not my fault that I can't afford this! This is my dream and how dare they say I can't follow my dream by not being able to afford to do it the legal way! It's just selling some cakes. It's not a big deal!"
This attitude chaps my hide. When my hubby wanted to go back to school to "follow his dream", we couldn't afford it outright. We had to make that tough decision of making it happen financially. Wouldn't it be great if he could have just walked into the school he wanted and said, "Hey, it's not fair that you are telling me I can't follow my dream of getting my degree from this school because I can't afford it. You can't tell me that. It's my right to follow my dream regardless of if I can pay for it or not." That's just not how it works people. When I decided to follow my dream of opening my own cake business, it was hard! It took me over 18 months of hard work, thousands of dollars, and numerous sacrifices to do it the right way. No, I didn't have a huge amount of money just waiting in a bank account for me. I had to prioritize my finances, get a loan for what I needed, and bust my tail to get it up and running.
Just because you really want something and can't afford it, uh....that's life peeps!
Best answer ever!
And there is not a lot of negativity here. What is here is a lot of what others do not want to hear. Once you let it sink in, then you can breathe and see that others are speaking the truth.
I find it interesting that this topic comes up from newbies all the time. If you go search the archives, if it works, you will find the same consistent answer all the time. The newer ones don't like it and defend it. The older members know the laws and state the truth. It never changes. So the only negativity are the ones that start the comparison of speeding and mechanics and babysitting and other such nonsense.
Go ahead, keep going as you are, get caught and then try to use the defense that others speed in their cars and that's illegal so I should be able to bake from my home illegally too.
Personally, I love this law. I have seen some commercial kitchens that I won't eat at the establishment anymore after seeing them. I can't imagine how an unregulated kitchen may look like if there were not these laws in place.