Thursday, October 05, 2006


My my my. Some of us need a lesson in being polite. Yes, I know some of you out there are saying "Ya think?" But then, there are the clueless among you. So I will offer a simple piece of advice.

When you're talking on your cell phone...

Don't go into a service type business, let's say, a bakery for instance, and keep talking on the phone while the person, who just put down a decorating tube, interrupted her work, to wait on you, stands there waiting for your call to end.

Sometimes, it can be a bit unnerving. Especially when said 'wait person' has 14 cakes to finish before the end of the day for people who have paid for cakes and didn't talk on their cell phone while placing their order. Those orders and customers are important and waiting while you finish up a call, without even acknowledging said wait person, can make tham get frustrated, and possibly unwilling to help you at all.

And then, when your call is finished...

Don't ask if the bakery can make you a small cake. One say, to feed forty, for tomorrow in your favorite Ameretto flavor. Or any other kind of flavor. Hello! Cakes need to be baked before anyone can decorate them, in that most wonderful personalized version, you wish. And then they have to cool, and be prepped for icing, filled and then decorated just for you! Those little things should be taken into consideration before asking if you can have a cake tomorrow.

Oh, and the most important part. The fourteen cakes waiting to be decorated and finished by the person waiting for your phone call to be done. They were ordered days ago, while you forgot you needed a cake for tomorrow. They're the real reason you can't have your cake tomorrow. There's only so much one person can do in a day.

Especially while waiting for your phone call to end. /rant

Sorry to my regular readers. I know you'd never wait until the last minute to order a cake for your special occasions. I was just thinking maybe that random web surfer might learn something while awake at three a.m. ;-)