I am just starting home-based cupcake business. I understand beginnings are hard and competition is big enough for small county where I live, but I was really surprised because...we had festival in our city, I was selling for first time my cupcakes in one store. There was this other lady doing same thing. This was not my idea, I was invited to do so.
To make long story short...I love to try different cupcakes from different places. So I went to other store to buy me some because I did not have a chance to do it before. She knew who I was. She asked me if I am selling cupcakes in other store. I was nice to her, I did not say anything ugly and was customer just like any other. I bought some of her cupcakes while I was experiencing their hateful looks between cupcake lady and store owner. Then I heard comment " I guess one is not enough (cupcake)." When I left, I felt really disappointed over their reaction. Is there any secret rule which means that when I bake cupcakes, I cannot buy from others? I would never treat her that way. But that is just me.
I am looking a way how to get over it. It was very naive to think we would have something in common because we share same passion for cupcakes.
What would you do?