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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22575 on: July 30, 2013, 11:25:54 AM »
NINE!!! Are you sure it wasn't an animagus?
Whow  :o

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Really? Because I'm pretty sure he was at least nine. I got him when i was 11 and he died when I was 20.(I wouldn't usually know the ages of my small pets that well, but he's in the "first day of school" pic from when I was 11, and he died just before my aunt's funeral.)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22576 on: July 30, 2013, 12:05:42 PM »
Someone please give me an icepick, or a spoon, or some moonshine.  Something!


I called Cakeasaurus Rex today and was on the phone for almost an hour.  Our conversation went something like this:


CR: You ruined my my pwecious baby's birthday!
Me: Ma'am can you tell me exactly what happened to the cake
CR: It was WRONG
Me: Yes, but what was wrong
CR: It was lemon, I hate lemon cake
Me: Ma'am I'm looking at emails that have you confirming the flavor as lemon
CR: I DIDN'T SEND THAT!!!
Me: Ok  *awkward pause*  So the cake was the wrong flavor was there anything else
CR: *proceeds to read the entire bullet list of "issues" with the cake to me for the next 45 min
Me: *Must not kill through phone*


After she's done I tell her that if she wants her money back, then we need to see the cake.  Cue wailing and moaning about how she doesn't want to EVER step foot in our shop again after what we did to her.


She might come into the shop tomorrow.  God help me
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22577 on: July 30, 2013, 12:13:40 PM »
I am not sure where Snowdragon is from but I would not be surprised to hear that it is in the Seattle area. I am amazed at the total lack of parenting that I see going on around here!  Little kids (3-5 years old) running around stores with nobody watching them and kids hitting strangers and parents not doing anything about it are just a couple of the things I have seen around here on a fairly normal basis!  I even have heard parents using the "don't want to stifle their creativity" line a few times when their kid was acting out and they were called on it by someone.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22578 on: July 30, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
Someone please give me an icepick, or a spoon, or some moonshine.  Something!


I called Cakeasaurus Rex today and was on the phone for almost an hour.  Our conversation went something like this:


CR: You ruined my my pwecious baby's birthday!
Me: Ma'am can you tell me exactly what happened to the cake
CR: It was WRONG
Me: Yes, but what was wrong
CR: It was lemon, I hate lemon cake
Me: Ma'am I'm looking at emails that have you confirming the flavor as lemon
CR: I DIDN'T SEND THAT!!!
Me: Ok  *awkward pause*  So the cake was the wrong flavor was there anything else
CR: *proceeds to read the entire bullet list of "issues" with the cake to me for the next 45 min
Me: *Must not kill through phone*


After she's done I tell her that if she wants her money back, then we need to see the cake.  Cue wailing and moaning about how she doesn't want to EVER step foot in our shop again after what we did to her.


She might come into the shop tomorrow.  God help me

Just print out all her emails and have them ready so she can see that it says 'lemon' and that the color scheme is exactly as she asked, etc, etc, etc. And then go bake a yummy cake, decorate it with something that looks like her and then all of you who have had to deal with her should just attack that cake!


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22579 on: July 30, 2013, 12:36:57 PM »
Someone please give me an icepick, or a spoon, or some moonshine.  Something!


I called Cakeasaurus Rex today and was on the phone for almost an hour.  Our conversation went something like this:


CR: You ruined my my pwecious baby's birthday!
Me: Ma'am can you tell me exactly what happened to the cake
CR: It was WRONG
Me: Yes, but what was wrong
CR: It was lemon, I hate lemon cake
Me: Ma'am I'm looking at emails that have you confirming the flavor as lemon
CR: I DIDN'T SEND THAT!!!
Me: Ok  *awkward pause*  So the cake was the wrong flavor was there anything else
CR: *proceeds to read the entire bullet list of "issues" with the cake to me for the next 45 min
Me: *Must not kill through phone*


After she's done I tell her that if she wants her money back, then we need to see the cake.  Cue wailing and moaning about how she doesn't want to EVER step foot in our shop again after what we did to her.


She might come into the shop tomorrow.  God help me

Have printouts of all the emails and copies of the receipts handy and ready to go.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22580 on: July 30, 2013, 12:39:33 PM »
A little while later, I saw a guy on a trike riding along side his dog. The dog was on an extendable leash and when the dog wanted to chase people he would let the leash go to its fullest extent. The dog nipped at people and scared the tar out of a toddler - and the guy insisted that his mutt had the "right to be there -deal with him." the father of the scared toddler finally looked at him and said 'If that dog comes anywhere near my kids again, I *will* deal with both of you." and picked his kid up - took her bike and left this exchange was so loud and the area so quiet I could hear the entire exchange for about 1/4 mile or so....the guy with the dog, was left insisting his dog "has rights,too."
somehow, I think that dog is going to be in serious trouble one day with an owner who won't control it.
We rescued Honey Girl, a 2 y.o. 13# terrier-dachshund, two months ago.  We must walk on the shared path to get to the dog park.  Bicycles, skateboards, strollers, and pedestrians all share this path.  If a bike is coming at me, I'll make sure I am all the way to the right and have Honey Girl walk behind me instead of at my left heel.  Unless they use a bell, I can't hear a bike coming up behind me, so I might have Honey Girl on a loose lead and we are probably taking up more than half the path (no center line).  In just a few weeks, Honey Girl figured the "bike passing" routine and, since she can hear better than I can, she'll move ahead or behind me when she knows a bike is going to pass us from behind.  A much more useful trick than "shake hands."  She's such a smart girl.  8)

The path isn't always busy; Sometimes we can get from the parking lot to the bark park without being passed at all, so I don't want to keep her on a short lead if it isn't necessary.  OTOH, I don't want to be a path hog or be perceived as a SS. :-\
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22581 on: July 30, 2013, 12:44:22 PM »
I would probably get fired from your bakery, because it'd be tempting to tell Cakeasaurus "The cake was the wrong flavor ? So you ate the whole thing anyway ? And you think, what, someone hacked your email so they could see you eat your least favorite flavor ? Tell me, how many slices did you personally have ?" 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22582 on: July 30, 2013, 12:44:41 PM »
Someone please give me an icepick, or a spoon, or some moonshine.  Something!


I called Cakeasaurus Rex today and was on the phone for almost an hour.  Our conversation went something like this:


CR: You ruined my my pwecious baby's birthday!
Me: Ma'am can you tell me exactly what happened to the cake
CR: It was WRONG
Me: Yes, but what was wrong
CR: It was lemon, I hate lemon cake
Me: Ma'am I'm looking at emails that have you confirming the flavor as lemon
CR: I DIDN'T SEND THAT!!!
Me: Ok  *awkward pause*  So the cake was the wrong flavor was there anything else
CR: *proceeds to read the entire bullet list of "issues" with the cake to me for the next 45 min
Me: *Must not kill through phone*


After she's done I tell her that if she wants her money back, then we need to see the cake.  Cue wailing and moaning about how she doesn't want to EVER step foot in our shop again after what we did to her.


She might come into the shop tomorrow.  God help me

Have printouts of all the emails and copies of the receipts handy and ready to go.

Yup.  Time to say 'working as designed' (as our developers like to say when we complain about a new program).  She got exactly the cake she ordered.  No refund for you! 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22583 on: July 30, 2013, 12:50:03 PM »
I would probably get fired from your bakery, because it'd be tempting to tell Cakeasaurus "The cake was the wrong flavor ? So you ate the whole thing anyway ? And you think, what, someone hacked your email so they could see you eat your least favorite flavor ? Tell me, how many slices did you personally have ?" 

No you wouldn't, because this is pretty much the conversation that we're going to have if she comes in :) One of the reasons we insist on having the cake back is that we want to SEE the problem and SEE their face when they try to lie to us.  Here's the thing, the decorators are here when people pick up.  If there is a problem with a cake we can fix it immediately. 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22584 on: July 30, 2013, 01:02:54 PM »
She might come into the shop tomorrow.  God help me
Lock up EvilPastryGoddess first, because as tempting as it is to slap down SSs, you won't respect yourself in the morning if you stoop down to her level. >:D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22585 on: July 30, 2013, 01:04:06 PM »
Somebody wants free cake.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22586 on: July 30, 2013, 01:13:56 PM »
Somebody wants free cake.

Especially since the cake was sooooo expensive! 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22587 on: July 30, 2013, 01:15:31 PM »
Somebody wants free cake.

That's what I think!  SS knows exactly what she ordered, she just doesn't want to pay for it. 

Mmmm... lemon cake....

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22588 on: July 30, 2013, 01:35:46 PM »
A little while later, I saw a guy on a trike riding along side his dog. The dog was on an extendable leash and when the dog wanted to chase people he would let the leash go to its fullest extent. The dog nipped at people and scared the tar out of a toddler - and the guy insisted that his mutt had the "right to be there -deal with him." the father of the scared toddler finally looked at him and said 'If that dog comes anywhere near my kids again, I *will* deal with both of you." and picked his kid up - took her bike and left this exchange was so loud and the area so quiet I could hear the entire exchange for about 1/4 mile or so....the guy with the dog, was left insisting his dog "has rights,too."
somehow, I think that dog is going to be in serious trouble one day with an owner who won't control it.
We rescued Honey Girl, a 2 y.o. 13# terrier-dachshund, two months ago.  We must walk on the shared path to get to the dog park.  Bicycles, skateboards, strollers, and pedestrians all share this path.  If a bike is coming at me, I'll make sure I am all the way to the right and have Honey Girl walk behind me instead of at my left heel.  Unless they use a bell, I can't hear a bike coming up behind me, so I might have Honey Girl on a loose lead and we are probably taking up more than half the path (no center line).  In just a few weeks, Honey Girl figured the "bike passing" routine and, since she can hear better than I can, she'll move ahead or behind me when she knows a bike is going to pass us from behind.  A much more useful trick than "shake hands."  She's such a smart girl.  8)

The path isn't always busy; Sometimes we can get from the parking lot to the bark park without being passed at all, so I don't want to keep her on a short lead if it isn't necessary.  OTOH, I don't want to be a path hog or be perceived as a SS. :-\

  What you describe is not SS. What this guy was doing was allowing the dog to charge people. He was on coming traffic to me ( traveling towards me) and rather than do ANYTHING to control the dog, he allowed the dog to run at people, chase bikers down the road and jump on people. From your post,,, I doubt you'd allow your dog to act like that. Those extendable leashes have locks on them so he could have locked the leash and not allowed it to pull it as far as he could - or even not allowed the dog to pull his bike along the road while chasing someone. You know?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #22589 on: July 30, 2013, 01:38:07 PM »
Yeah, CR just wants a free cake. I'm guessing she doesn't want to set foot in the shop again because the cake has been eaten and she doesn't have anything left to bring in.