Chicken poop.

That’s the name for this new client I have. Altho I’m not sure I can call her a “client” as she has yet to buy anything from me yet.

Musing of a home baker - Chicken poop.  That's the name for this new client I have. Altho I'm not sure I can call her a "client" as she has yet to buy anything from me yet.

Musing of a home baker - Chicken poop.  That's the name for this new client I have. Altho I'm not sure I can call her a "client" as she has yet to buy anything from me yet.

She first approached me weeks ago, asking about a particular type of frosting and if I used it on my cakes. I didn’t understand what she meant so I asked her to describe the frosting. Her reply did not help at all, “It’s usually white maybe abit off white, kind of grainy but not so grainy, it’s sweet but not too sweet, a lot of cake shops used this type of frosting back in the early 90s”.

I then explained that I don’t usually use fondant and buttercream on my cakes but I would be glad to assist her on this quest for this particular kind of frosting. She told me, “I don’t really care what kind of frosting you use but I want this”. Nigella give me strength.

We kept messaging back and forth and her replies just got more passive aggressive and I told myself I’m gonna stop dealing with her. I replied and said, “This is the price of the cake you want and I can do this type of frosting, please confirm if you need me to do this order”. I never heard from her again.

Then, a few weeks later, she surfaces again. This time with a simple “Does this come in a smaller size?” She was referring to a particular cake I had just posted online. I told her yes, it comes in a 7 inch size as well. She replied, “It’s still too big, do you have it in a 4 inch size?” Gordon Ramsey, where are you when I need you?

I politely told her that if she is looking for a 4 inch size cake, she is better off getting a cupcake instead. They’re readily available. I’m not sure if she felt the sarcasm but if she did, she chose to ignore it. She then said she’ll go with the 7 inch. I said okay and we discussed prices and dates. And guess what? That was it. I never heard from her again. She never confirmed the order.

Why do people like this exist? Was she merely shopping around? I totally understand if she was but it was this woman’s rudeness that was getting under my skin. A simple “thank you” or “sorry but I cant confirm this” would really go a long way. Stupid cow. I’m sure I’ll be hearing from her again. So lets see what kind of nonsense she brings next.

Damn chicken poop.

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