Get to know your Baker

Over the past few years I have developed a friendly relationship with one of the bakers at our local bakery.  She lives in our neighborhood, and I stop and chat with her when I see her in the bakery.  She’s very nice and even knows my kid’s names.

Recently, I decided to go out on a limb the next time I saw her in the bakery – if they weren’t busy.  Today was that day.

I tried to describe to her what I do (bentos are very hard to explain in words), and asked they’d be able to sell me an assortment of cupcake picks.

She delegated me to another baker, and I got to pick and choose from their Christmas assortments.  There’s no price structure for this sort of sale of course, so they pulled a number out of the air, and I paid a whopping $2.99 for the lot!  I’m sure that being a regular well known customer didn’t hurt.

As the saying goes, it never hurts to ask.  Just time it right so you’re not catching them at at a busy time.  You never know.

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