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post #31 of 68
This reminds me of the "SNITCH" in the classroom..." TEACHER , TEACHER, you forgot to give us homework for the weekend!" "OFFICER ! There is a little girl selling lemonade on Elm street!"

She will pay the price if and when she gets caught........ it is not your business.....
post #32 of 68
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Originally Posted by not_a_desperate_housewife

I am pretty sure she only took one Wilton decorating class. That is it.



icon_sad.gif I did not like this comment. That's all I'll say.
post #33 of 68
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Originally Posted by grama_j

This reminds me of the "SNITCH" in the classroom..." TEACHER , TEACHER, you forgot to give us homework for the weekend!"


A better analogy would be telling the teacher when you see someone referring to a crib sheet during an exam that's graded on a curve. You can either sit there and accept that you will get a lower grade than you deserve, or you can turn them in and keep the playing field level. I've done the latter on more than one occasion in college.

And yes, I know that some illegal bakers are unaware of the rules so it's not a perfect analogy, but the end result is the same: a marketplace where some businesses have unfair advantages.
post #34 of 68
" You can either sit there and accept that you will get a lower grade than you deserve, or you can turn them in and keep the playing field level. I've done the latter on more than one occasion in college"

Apples and oranges, Jason....... YOU were being hurt by the outcome....... this person isn't even the decorator.......
post #35 of 68
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Originally Posted by grama_j

this person isn't even the decorator.......


I have no idea if the OP is a decorator or not, if she owns her own business or not, if she's planning to open a new business in the area, etc. She asked a question and I answered it.

But looking again at the test example, if I was walking by and happened to notice someone cheating on a test I would bring it up with the proctor. It seems strange to me that someone would only report something if they personally were being hurt by it as opposed to other people being hurt.
post #36 of 68
What ever, Jason......... I believe in LIVE AND LET LIVE...... people that do wrong will get theirs in the end...... Karma is .......well, Karma....... we have turned into a nation of whinners, and big brothers, and it saddens me......This thread is no longer about cake decorating, so it is the last I will post about the subject.....
post #37 of 68
I waited for years to start my business so I could do it legally. This was my personal choice. In my opinion, the law is the law and it's there for a reason. Are you going to stand by and watch someone break the law and not do anything? Or complain and point fingers at someone who will do something?

While I don't agree that food poisoning is relegated to only home kitchens, or that taking only one Wilton class is a bad thing, I do agree that the HD should be notified. Whether or not they pursue it is up to them.
post #38 of 68
Anybody ever heard of "vengeance is mine, saith the Lord"?
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post #39 of 68
So many well known cake artists began from their home kitchens - or garages. Some SAHM's have even been on Food Network challenges, baking as a "hobby".

I agree with live and let live.

When you don't know someone's circumstances or long-term plans, why would you place such a strain on them? Who knows, by turning them in you may cause a foreclosure on their home, enough stress on a marraige to end it...

If you don't want to be competitive, perhaps offer her a job.
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post #40 of 68
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Originally Posted by not_a_desperate_housewife

thank you for your responses!



Hmm icon_surprised.gif I wonder why the OP changed her original post? Thats strange to me.
post #41 of 68
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Originally Posted by kimmisue2009

Anybody ever heard of "vengeance is mine, saith the Lord"?


I'm an atheist, so entrusting that a higher power will take care of enforcing local food safety laws is not an option for me. And since I'm not Hindu, Sikh, or Buddhist, I don't believe in the concept of karma.
post #42 of 68
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Originally Posted by kimmisue2009

Anybody ever heard of "vengeance is mine, saith the Lord"?


I'm an atheist, so entrusting that a higher power will take care of enforcing local food safety laws is not an option for me. And since I'm not Hindu, Sikh, or Buddhist, I don't believe in the concept of karma.



I don't think it's so much that a higher power will enforce the laws as it is that we're supposed to obey the law of the land. And "karma" or "you reap what you sow" are another way of saying what goes around, comes around. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #43 of 68
Hmm, so I suppose by helping people make sure legal businesses face fair competition in their area, I am inviting others to make sure businesses in my area are also operating fairly? Sounds good to me! icon_smile.gif

We sold our business last year so we are no longer running it, but I would have had no problem with someone contacting the relevant authorities if they thought we were doing something wrong.
post #44 of 68
I think I might have known that, Jason - and I definitely meant no offense or disrespect to anyone's belief system. I have just personally found - after overcoming a long history of some well-taught passive aggressive behavior - that if I align myself in my daily walk these things generally tend to take care of themselves and I have much less about which to kvetch. That said, I do not operate a business, so technically I don't even have a cat in this fight. My goodness - I need to go find me some business!
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post #45 of 68
Im not saying what she should or shouldnt do. But since some offered a scenario . Here's another what if the illlegal seller sold something say a cream cheese icing gone bad ? Then the word gets all around the town "Dont buy the baked goods from the farmer's market many people got sick from them". Then no one buys baked goods from illegal baker or OP . What if OP has a commercial bakery and it ruins her commercial business and her financial well being ?
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