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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by akaivyleaf

I can see why her "friend" said no. If her friend won't deal with her, that is a great indication that I wouldn't be able to deal with her either.

I'm skeptical of sob stories, especially when it comes to someone paying me for my expertise. I generally choose, while they are telling me their tales of woe, I'm already formulating my exit strategy.



thumbs_up.gif Yep. I suddenly see that I must have made a mistake and I'm NOT available for that date. Sorry.

I had a recent request for a cake from someone who made the process very hard the first time. I gave her some reasonable parameters to make it go more smoothly this time.
I haven't heard back, but I have this nagging feeling that she'll try to back door it at the very last minute, even though I told her that I needed to settle all of the details ASAP--like 2 weeks ago.........well, I'll be unexpectedly going out of town now.

Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile, for sure.
Rae
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They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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post #17 of 18
Given that she is not your friend (I love that line), I wouldn't feel obligated to do anything for her last minute, let alone a cake worth more than what she is willing to pay.

I sometimes do last minute requests, but they are usually for good friends who appreciate how much time and effort it takes to make our wonderful creations.
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post #18 of 18
I agree with everyone else, basically - RUN!
I just had a similar experience with someone I work with. She wanted a fancy luau/graduation cake to feed 60 people for a Costco price. I told her I couldn't compete with Costco on price - but Costco couldn't compete with me on decoration and design-lol. I guess price was more important because I didn't hear back from her and that's okay with me!
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