Business is business, right?
And people start businesses to make money, right?
So, now that we have that established, it’s up to you to read this woman’s story that she posted on Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page to see if you think she acted like a complete and total jerk.
You may proceed!
And we’d like to hear from you in the comments!
AITA for charging someone more than usual for cupcakes and saying I’m not running a charity?
“I (26) have a small business baking cakes and cupcakes. It’s not my primary job- my customers are mostly family and friends, but it’s something I’m good at and enjoy doing.
It depends on the size, but since I can’t do commercial quantities, my time frame to place orders is at least 2 weeks in advance.
So a couple weeks ago a mutual friend, Liv, (29) reached out asking if I could make some cupcakes for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. She gave a outline of what she wanted and it’s something I can do, so I said sure.
Difference is she wanted them in a week. Liv said there’s a lot going on for her right now and she decided to give her daughter a surprise and doesn’t have time to make cupcakes too, so the late order.
I had spare time that week, so I said I could make them- the cost I gave her was more than what I’d normally charge, but Liv started saying how it’s too much and if I could bring it down.
I said no, because this is a late order. She made some excuse about how she understands that and she’s happy to pay more, but not “this much”.
Liv kept insisting, so I got kind of annoyed and told her I’m not running a charity, she can afford it. If she can’t, she doesn’t have to order from me.
Liv gave a pretty snarky reply to that, got p**sed. didn’t end up placing an order.
I then saw from a friend’s insta she made some posts on her stories, which I’ll admit irked me.
I do have a couple people telling me I was way upcharging and was rude to her in my replies. I don’t think I was, so AITA?”
Now let’s see how folks reacted on Reddit.
This person said all she did was apply the a**hole tax to a rude customer.
And this reader said she’s NTA and said the customer sounded like an entitled a**hole.
But one Reddit user said she is an a**hole because of her attitude.
What do you think about this story?
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