yeah, i'm gonna have to start getting snappy rather than "welllll, i don't really have the time" because people just don't get that! and the thing about the bag at macy's, rrrrrr! how rude! this extends to less-crafty but still time consuming things too...i'm a baker and my work gets requests quite frequently...it's 5 pm "yeah, i'd like to order a cake...i need it by 7." um. one, i'm off at 5. two, i don't press a button and out pops a perfect cake... three, at LEAST two days' notice is our rule. and usually it's not just some cake i always make, they want wheat free, no sugar, oh i'm allergic to dairy, chocolate makes me too hyper blah blah blah. haha, soooo annoying! and of course to scramble around trying to figure this out, i get nothing on top of my hourly wage. how can people be sooo...ignorant?!
ROFLMAO!!!! Bakery Horror Stories Ahoy!!! I once had to make a "wedding cake" for this total hippy couple who wanted it made essentially from twigs and sticks. Think "organic 16 grain, hand ground, etc." It was iced in chocolate and had this little forest-elf-pothead-sixties-throwback-scene on it. I had to get help from the dayshift decorator, who happened to be a sculpter in her previous life, and was actually able to make the 100+ fondant fairy toadstools for the stupid thing.
Granted, it was AMAZING when we were done, but it had to've tasted just like freshly mown lawn clippings.
Add to that the boob-cakes, penis-cakes, indian-fry-bread-from-my-dear-dead-grandmother's-recipe, good lord, I could go on for hours.