Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The cake that was never meant to be collected.......

This is not an angry posting, because i am not. Its started when i received an sms just after 11.00 in the morning, asking if i could make a carrot walnut cake to be collected after 6.00 pm. At first i hesitated to say yes, but thinking that all the ingredients were available in the kitchen, i said ok but i emphasised on the after 6.00 as one of my boy is in evening school. I told the customer that the collection place was the KTM Station, and due to her late in replying, i thought she agreed. But later she asked if the venue could be in Seremban 2. Though its a bit far , i said ok....tup tup...i received a call at 5.30 saying he was already at the agreed place and asked if i could leave the house . I said i could only leave the house after 6.10 and would be there around 6.30. Then the sms came saying they would collect the cake at the house, and for me to sms my home address. I did, then i waited and waited....just before 9.00 pm i sms and said " I assume that you wont come to collect the cake"...no reply. At 9.10 pm i had to go out and as i was just arriving my destination, an sms came saying , "on the way now, and said i had to go to Seremban 2. I replied i couldnt go to Sban2 and i said KTM station at 10.30 pm would be ok for me....and the replied said" its very late , can i cancel?....i just replied "ok...not meant to be then..thank you."
So, what you all make on this story? I was disappointed not to make the sale but i was not angry...Moral of the story was, we planned but only with God's will, thing would happen....just a bit 'terkilan' that my day was a bit upside down because of this order....lesson learnt, i should not accept a last minute order coz if thing didn't fall as planned....i would ended up with a not nice feeling inside....and of course a small loss of the cake but a gain to the nearby neighbors he he...... I hope all of you have a nice day....
The Carrot Walnut Cake with cream cheese frosting

28 comments:

Zabs said...

Salam Zai,
Memang bukan rezeki anda. Tetapi anda dapat bersdekah pula kepada jiran2.
Kepada yang membuat tempahan, lain kali jangan diulangi lagi....

Kak Teh said...

zai, it is so good of you to see it that way. It doesnt have to have negative feelings, so - yes, kita yang merancang and Tuhan yang menentukan.

Busybody said...

Dear Zai,

That's really good of you. I must try to be like that. Mu fuse gets quite short nowaday..

Ummi365 said...

salute you for not being angry.. how lah you do that?

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

zai,
sekurang2 nyya you dah buat pahala bersekah,,,tapi yang mengorder tu..tak baik tau buat macam ni...

zaitgha said...

Pak Zab,

Memang bukan rezeki saya...posting nih bukan utk yg buat tempahan, saya tau bukan sengaja, keadaan tak mengizinkan...cuma kalau in future saya tak ambik last minute order tuh saya harap dia org faham lah...

Kak Teh,

i rasa it comes with the age...malas nak rasa marah2 nih...

zaitgha said...

BB,

i was a very temperamental person a few years ago..if this happened that time i think i would had gone looking for this person and all that jazz...but then now i rasa doesn't serve any purpose nak marah2 sgt...just not meant to be jerr...and one more thing practice makes perfect he he....

Ummi,

istighfar a lot and of course believe in qada' dan qadar....i learned this the hard way nanti one day i share the story....

kak Ezza,

I rasa she was not doing it on purpose...keadaan tak mengizinkan...cuma yg i cakap kat Pak Zab di atas tu jer lah...i tak ambik last minute order jer takut2 kejadian yg sama jadi meaning masing2 kena tukar plan dll....

ms hart said...

Zai, so THIS was the story, haa? So kind of you, Zai. You memang rock...cool all the time. Murah rezeki you sedekah kat your neighbours, instead. Tapi like you said, terkilan...grrr...kenapalah sampai hati orang buat kawan I macam tu, ya? Tak terlintas ke apa-apa dalam hati tu? Grr...(biasa lah ya, orang lain lebih marah dari mangsa!! he he)

Pak Tuo said...

'when the going get tough,the tough gets going,Zai"!


Pak Tuo

Pak Tuo said...

sorry,terlupa,the prevoius enquiry was genuine from me.
Re:How and time frame to order.

No promises but I 'KIV' you.

zaitgha said...

ms.hart,

tu lah kisah nyer he he...thank u for feeling it for me...i was ok with it...tak wasted pun cake tuh...habis dah pun and i pun dapat rasa a slice...sodap la pulak ha ha ha...lama tak mkn carrot cake...ada yg offered nak beli but i rasa cake tuh too personal to jual whole or half with the name and all...so i cut it to small slices and distributed....

zaitgha said...

Pak Tuo,

you are right! when the going get tough, the tough gets going....dah biasa dgn hardship of biz nih...when i was young i jual pisang goreng and nasi lemak...pagi2 hantar kat kantin polis nearby he he...

and yes i know your q was genuine...at least bagi lah i 2-3 days notice...but a week or 2 would be good...but do check the available dates at my biz blog ya Pak...thanks

lynn said...

pengalaman lynn pulak, pantang betul kalau lynn dah declare no delivery, customer kata ok,boleh ambik ke rumah.. but during that day, tiba2 dia call kata nak met up mana-mana...ada lak yg tiba-tiba kata ops I ingat u duduk kat bla bla bla...ad hoc order mmg lynn x ambik kecuali org taman ni yg lynn kenal...last week happen, tapi sbb lynn rasa lain macam ajer, lynn x buat kek yg diminta sbb customer x bayar apa-apa, tiba harinya, mmg betul tak datang lansung....

aishah said...

salam zai,
pengalaman menjadikan kita matang, malas nak marah2 kan?..cuma mmg terkilan dengan sikap manusia..

zam_913 said...

Weii...I got the biggest share of the cake tau..thanks Ma'am. Memang reseki I lah..sedap yg teramat. Ugi lah orang yg order tu..hehe

Your Teh Tarik buddy

zaitgha said...

lynn,

yes, different ppl different characters kan...macam2...like Aishah said...pengalaman akan mematangkan kita he he....and bila dah lama mcm you pun dah ada hunch kan weather the request was genuine or not...wahh u bz2 pun still ambik order...

aishah,

yup....from there we learnt...thanks for coming....

zaitgha said...

zam_913,

ha ha ha fancy seeing u here..thanks bud...you are one of my pillars....

tu lah...lama tak buat sodap betul kan?? mak den pun called kato the nenek also like the cake he he

fizafarizah said...

wow, bestlah u kak zai, so cool..hehehe kalau fiza camnerlah agaknye...i pun pernah experience macam lynn tu, iye2 order cakap confirm tp sbb i rasa macam tak sedap hati je, so i pun tak buatle cake tu, since then terus require 50% deposit to confirm order, sebab malas nak amik risiko..not so much on takut rugi tapi letih lah kak ngan anak yg kenit2 tu, kalau dah beriya2 mama dia buat cake tapi tak diambil pulak..kita ni kalau terikat ngan deposit baik baker/ buyer camner2 pun mesti kena tunai janji ye tak?

Hazia said...

Salam.
Hop by from Kak Teh's. I'm just curious. How could someone canceled a birthday cake order? Macam tak ikhlas aje. Pity the birthday boy/girl.

zaitgha said...

Fiza,

Itu lah kan...tapi yg tak rasa sgt the RM cost tuh bcoz all the ingredients ada...so tak keluar beli apa2 for that cake...kadang2 kalau tak sampai RM100.00 nak mintak deposit pun rasa pelik pulak he he....

Hazia,

Its the anniversary cake...not birthday....thanks for dropping by

Anonymous said...

This what makes malay look like they have no backbone. Terlalu bertolak ansur tak bertempat, senang org nak take advantage. You should have charge some kind of fee.

tireless mom said...

Dear Zai

You are so cool and sabar. Kuat iman you... alhamdulillah. Eh, the word verification is "ketal", samalah macam kental tu.

zaitgha said...

Anon,

Thanks for your concern...but if you know me well enough you wont use the word 'no backbone' on me...anyway since you used Anon...i just let it slipped by...thanks for coming though...

zaitgha said...

TM,

It comes with the age he he...if it was like 5 years ago...i would had tracked her down ....

.:Bake Freshly:. said...

kekadang dah malas nak marah kan. mcm zabs cakap la... boleh buat bersedekah =D

have great weekend kak zai

zaitgha said...

Anna,

Yer lah and this is my first time kena macam nih...sebelum nih ada gak cancel tapi belum lah lagi prepare apa2....

you too have a good weekend....

fadzilsalleh said...

Zai...
itulah pahit manis berbisness!

zaitgha said...

fadzil,

itu lah asam garam berniaga kan...sabar jer lah he he...thanks for coming