– Chapter Six –
“Four nights I’ve been working so hard beating and whipping and baking and icing to make the absolutely most magnificent cake there has ever been for your wife’s birthday.”
Taking another breath, standing a little taller and with his own big, booming voice, the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie said, “No more!
“You will pay for this cake, you will pay for the last one and you will pay for the one before that and the one before that.
“You will take this cake home and you will give this cake to your wife for her birthday and you will never, ever walk into this little patisserie this pastry chef purchased ever again.”
Now I’ll let you decide what the very official-looking business man’s wife thought of the birthday cake the very official-looking business man arrived home with.
But you’ll be pleased to know that because the very official-looking business man never, ever walked into the little patisserie purchased by the pastry chef again, the pastry chef who wanted to earn a reputation for his little patisserie as the best patisserie ever purchased by a pastry chef succeeded in earning a reputation for his little patisserie as …
… the best patisserie ever purchased by a pastry chef.
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The Moral of the Story
There is one, but why not tell me what you think it is?
Here are a few from other bloggers:
“Your customer never knows what they really want.”
A fellow blogger
“You should not spend all your energy trying to please others.”