Dear Mr. Peabody(first off Peabody is my first name and I am a woman…just want to clear that up),

I recently made your muffins that were so highly recommended. One blog even said they were the best muffins ever. Well mine turned out horrible. I am an excellent baker so I know that I did nothing wrong, it must be your recipe. I wanted to bring these to a pot luck and so I made a double batch. I wasted $7.30 on making these. Enclosed is my address, I would appreciate a refund for the money I spent on the ingredients. I will take a personal check if that would be easier.



At first I thought this person was kidding…but turns out they were not. I told them they would get a refund as soon as every cookbook publisher gave me a refund for every recipe I tried and did not like. I haven’t heard back from them since. I have to say this is by far the strangest email I have ever received in regards to my blog. Keep in mind this is the second email like this from this individual….the first time they only suggested I should give people back their money and did not give a bill and an address.

So after receiving this let me be the first to say that if you try something and don’t like it or it doesn’t turn out…I am very sorry. I will be more than happy to work with you to figure out why it didn’t turn out right. Also realize that some flavors I like and you don’t…so somethings I say I love and I think is the best, you might not like at all. With that in mind I wish you all happy baking and I hope you certainly find something on my blog that you will like!


  1. You have GOT to be kidding me.

    I think this should be a South Park episode. Since the boys traveled to California to demand a refund from Mel Gibson for “Passion of the Christ” which they didn’t enjoy, can traveling to every blogger in the universe, demanding compensation for less than satisfactory creations, be far behind?

    What an absolute moron this person is, and probably an embarrassment to his or her mother.


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