June 1, 2024 at 5:47 pm

Entitled Neighbor Expects Her To Bake Cookies For Her Kids Party For Free, But She Said No Way Because She’s Not A Catering Service

by Matthew Gilligan

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Jeez, talk about entitled!

That’s really the only word for how this woman’s neighbor behaves.

But she thinks she might’ve been too rude to her.

Was she?

Get the story below and see what you think.

AITA for refusing to give my neighbor’s kids my homemade cookies?

“I need some advice, because now I feel like the neighborhood villain.

I love to bake. Cookies are my specialty, and between experimenting with new flavors and perfecting old recipes, it takes up a lot of my free time.

My friends and family rave about them, so I usually make big batches for holidays and stuff.

Sure, why not…?

My next-door neighbors have two kids, and I guess word of my cookies got back to them.

At first, it was cute. If I was outside and they saw me, they’d ask sweetly if I had any extras.

I didn’t mind giving them one or two, you know, neighborly friendliness.

This doesn’t sound good…

But lately, they’ve gotten bolder. They’re always hanging around, waiting to see if I bring out a plate.

Then the other day, the mom knocks on my door and asks if I’d make cookies for the kids’ birthday party!

She explained that they were on a budget, and how the kids just LOVE my baking…the whole guilt-tripping bit.

I don’t think so!

It caught me off guard. I mean, baking’s my hobby, not a catering service!

It takes time and ingredients I pay for.

So, I tried to politely say no, that I don’t really bake for events.

She did not take it well.

Got this disappointed look on her face, then started saying that the kids would be so sad, and I shouldn’t have even given them any cookies in the first place if I wasn’t willing to do more.

I stood my ground, but it got awkward.

Now the whole family’s giving me the stink eye whenever I’m outside.

Did I really handle this wrong?

I don’t want to be the mean cookie lady, but I also don’t have time to bake for the whole neighborhood.”

Check out what folks said about this on Reddit.

This person shared their thoughts.

Another reader said she’s NTA.

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This person offered some advice.

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This Reddit user said she didn’t do anything wrong.

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Another person had a nice comment.

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Seems a little demanding to me…

No doubt about it!