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Asking to borrow my cake tin! (A bit of a rant)

post #1 of 32
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A bit of a rant, sorry!
I've spent the last couple of years saving up and buying my cake tins and making cakes for family and close friends.
Today I got a Facebook message off another parent in my childrens school, her little boy is in my sons class. We don't really talk to each other, apart from maybe a hello in passing.
She messaged me saying that it is her sons birthday on Saturday and she's decided to bake him a cake but hasn't got a square or rectangle tin and could I lend her my tin. When I politely told her no she started to try the guilt trip about how he wouldn't have a cake if she couldn't borrow a cake tin. I had to just walk away!
Even my mum knows not to ask to borrow my cake things, I'm very protective of them all!
Grrrr!
post #2 of 32
No way. What a manipulative cow. Of course she csn make a different cake. Besides - how can you possibly be responsible for her brat not getting a cske at all? It's her choice to either make a cake or not make a cake.

Damn - crap like this really chaps my @$$.

Don't you DARE lend her your tin.
post #3 of 32

Good for you!! I wouldn't loan my pans out either; never know the condition they might be in when returned...or if they were returned. 

 

Her son having a b-day cake doesn't depend on you loaning a cake pan, it depends on her being a parent and planning ahead...certainly she knew her son was having a b-day long before this week.  She has had plenty of time to purchase her own pan...after all, he will have a b-day again next year! 

post #4 of 32

She should buy her own darn cake pan, especially since you don't really know her!  I can't believe she had the nerve to ask, as you have made it known you do not lend out your cake tins.  Perhaps you should ask to borrow something of hers.  icon_biggrin.gif  Or, you could offer to rent the tin to her.

 

Our neighbors used to borrow our garage tools and they were either never returned or brought back to us in broken condition.  We stopped lending them things very quickly!

post #5 of 32
Thread Starter 
There's no way she's borrowing it. It cost me £20!
Just really annoyed me how people assume they can borrow things.
After I'd calmed down I told her where she could buy one, and she made an excuse of not being able to get into town.
Hopefully she'll know not to ask me again!
post #6 of 32

My  decorating supplies are off limits to everyone,  over the years I've gotten requests to borrow, things such as bags, tips, pans, "oh can I borrow these colors" my standard reply is sorry I don't lend my things.   I always find it interesting that someone would even have the nerve to ask.  

 

Her child will have a cake-- not your problem.

post #7 of 32

Pfft, "her child won't have a cake"... What sort of mother wouldn't bake her son a birthday cake in a round pan, simply because she wanted a rectangle?

I almost never get requests like that, usually only form people who barely know me. I always politely direct them to a local shop that rents tins out.

Then unpolitely call them names to myself :)

post #8 of 32

If you have a business, I also want to know why she didn't ask you to bake the cake for her child.  That's what a considerate person would have done!  

post #9 of 32

Wow...( I agree with everyone else, and have nothing to add)

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #10 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post

Pfft, "her child won't have a cake"... What sort of mother wouldn't bake her son a birthday cake in a round pan, simply because she wanted a rectangle?
I almost never get requests like that, usually only form people who barely know me. I always politely direct them to a local shop that rents tins out.
Then unpolitely call them names to myself icon_smile.gif

Ha! She did get called quite a few rude names in my head! icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 32
Rant away! Maybe I'm a little twisted, but I like hearing that other people experience the same kind of outrageous requests all over the place. It makes me feel better about how annoyed I get with people sometimes.
Oh, and I totally agree with what others have said here. The lady is out of her tree.
post #12 of 32

Tell her you'll lend it her for a £30 deposit and a £X per day charge, if she doesn't return it you're quids in and if she does you could make a little bit out of her. If she quibbles over the £, tell her you're running a business and if you get a last minute order for that pan, you will lose money. 

 

Or just tell her to f off and stop being so tight, either buy a cake or plan ahead... there is such a thing as internet ordering!! 

post #13 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by as you wish View Post

Rant away! Maybe I'm a little twisted, but I like hearing that other people experience the same kind of outrageous requests all over the place. It makes me feel better about how annoyed I get with people sometimes.
Oh, and I totally agree with what others have said here. The lady is out of her tree.

I like hearing them too, so thought it would be good to share and let a bit of my annoyance out! icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 32

Advertising slogan for a well-known manufacturer of socket wrenches and other mechanics' tools, that normally sells through dealers who drive around in company trucks:

Quote:
I make my living with Snap-On Tools (tm); please don't ask to borrow them.

 

Perhaps what you need is a sign that says something to the effect of "I make my living with {Magic Line|Fat Daddio|Chicago Metallic|Nordic Ware|Wilton|Calphalon|Ecko} pans; please don't ask to borrow them."

 

(And while I most definitely do not make my living with my pans, and even though I freely loan out the fountain pens in my pocket, I suspect that I'd be a bit miffed at the idea of somebody borrowing my expensive Nordic Ware 9x13 with the plastic cover, or the Wilton bare metal 8x8 that I had to look all over Helengon [say it aloud, and you'll get the pun] to find, or even my relatively cheap [at least compared to genuine Nordic Ware] Calphalon Bundt mold.)

 

Hmm. Managed to use parentheses, square brackets, and curly braces all in the same post!


Edited by hbquikcomjamesl - 7/17/13 at 1:54pm

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post #15 of 32
Yes, ask her if you could borrow her wedding ring or her car while she borrows your pan.
I can't believe she is trying to guilt you into borrowing a pan. Tell her to go buy an aluminum one from Kroger! If she wants a nice quality pan she should buy one or pay you to make one. People like this will never give you your things back! And our supplies are expensive!
To follow up with it being your fault that her son isn't going to have a birthday cake, she's a nutter butter! The worst part is if your kids are in the same class you could end up crossing paths for years to come, yikes!
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