Sunday, April 25, 2010

Honesty is the Best Policy!

We all learned growing up that honesty is the best policy! It is unfortunate that there are dishonest people in the world. I am sure that you have come across dishonest people a few times in your lives. I had an experience today that I would like to share with you, because I am honest.

As you all know, I posted a Piglet cake earlier this week. I let the customer know that the cake was ready on Thursday and that we needed to finalize the pick up arrangements. Basically, she stopped communicating with me. I could not get in touch with her. My mind got curious and I started to wonder. I happened to find another cake online that was so similar to the one I had put together, name and everything. The lady said she had it for sale. That made me even more curious. So I emailed the lady and she told me that yes, she had gotten the order and that the lady never showed to pick it up and she rushed to put it together. She said that unfortunately, it sounded like I had gotten scammed too. Why, would someone waste their time doing this? What thrills do they get out of it?

I have received several orders off of Craigslist and I have not had any issues and as a matter of fact, met some really great people! This is unfortunate that I had this experience because I did not see it coming at all. I now will have to be even more cautious than ever and require anyone that I do not know personally to put down a deposit before I proceed with the order.This is definitely a learning experience for me. I guess since I am honest and as good as my word, I trust  that everyone else will be too. I am just too nice and too trusting. I will be taking the necessary steps to ensure that Craigslist is aware of this situation.

Ok enough of my rant. I have had to revise this since I originally posted it. I listed the Piglet cake for sale and all of the information about it and no sooner than I hit "publish post" and checked my email, it had already been SOLD! How fantastic is that? Don't worry, Piglet will be going to a good home and the person that bought the cake is legit and honest :). Thank you again Heather!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend! It looks like we are in for some rain! Sounds like our Sunday will be lazy and will include a nice afternoon nap :)


Jess said...

Oh that stinks - but at least you got that beautiful cake sold! I always ask for a deposit - there are tons of scammers out there - they do it because they are cruel and BORED...these people just need to get jobs. ERRRR - yes that makes me angry too...let me at em' let me at em'! LOL....