Thursday, April 16, 2009

Calling the Coward......


Hello Sugar Friends!

This post is directed to only one person that I have no way of contacting, so this is my only recourse. I hate to take this to a public forum, but it is time that I speak up. All of my wonderful and loyal customers and blog readers... please forgive my indulgence here.

I have been getting anonymous "self-destructing emails" from someone who is not happy with my participation on a particular cake message board. I did not even know self destructing emails existed until I got the first one. Once you open it, the message cannot be copied and pasted, there is no return email address, and then in about 60 seconds the whole email disappears and cannot be traced.

To the coward who can be so judgmental of my activities, but does not have the guts to write me in first person:

I have no idea why my postings on a cake message board are of such importance to you. I am not ashamed of any activities I participate in. If you have such a serious problem with me, then at least have the integrity to contact me directly. At least when I write something, I do not hide behind an anonymous email service. You are a coward of the highest degree, and you have no affect on my life whatsoever. In addition, this is the last time I will acknowledge or respond to your childish behavior.

Sharon

43 comments:

Sherry (sherry_lyn) said...

Love ya Sharon!!

Beverly said...

Very well said -- you go girl :D.

Glenda said...

IF you want to save the dastardly comments....When you get an email like this do a quick screen capture before it disappears. When you first open the email press "alt" and the "Print Screen" buttons. Then you can paste it into paint or word and save.

As for not being happy with your participation on the cake board...the only way to know you are there is for them to also be there which is pretty hypocritical.

Rhonda said...

That's the way to tell 'em!!

I don't know why there has to be so many people that have to be critical of what others do! Are they just jealous? Are they so unhappy with their life that they have to target happy people and try to pull them down to their level to make themselves happy? Sheesh!!

Hope you find out who it is!!

alexandrabill said...

Sharon,

You rock. Throw some wilton fondant at them and tell 'em to eat it. They must be jealous of your amazing talent, warmth, and kindness. I'm still in awe that you share your decorating secrets with the rest of us when they took you years to develop.

Thank you again!!

Nichi said...

Aww what a bummer... sometimes people suck!
Sorry your got one of the sucky ones bugging you.. you are the sweetest and don't deserve any negativity!

Alicia said...

Sharon, good for you!

Who cares about them anyway - we love your blog and your work and have nothing but love & respect for you and your talent. Keep up the fantastic work! :-)

Anonymous said...

we love you miss sharon!
hugs
- haniya.

Anonymous said...

You are the greatest! I can't ever imagine anyone having the least little teeny tiny problem with anything you do. They're probably just jealous cause you make such beautiful cakes!
Courtney W

Frank said...

Um, "get a life" pops into my head...

Adele said...

"Throw some wilton fondant at them and tell 'em to eat it." Ohhhhh, now those are fightin' words Alexandrabill! LOL!
Honestly, if there is not enough drama in that person's life, I would be happy to hand over some from my own.

Kentucky Megan said...

I agree - well said! Now, onto much more serious and important matters ... how come I never win any of your contests???? I guess, I comment, yet I never win the golden ticket. =)

Julie Reid said...

You gettem' girl!! I have to agree with the other bloggers, Thank you so much for sharing with us!! We know that you don't have to share you talents with us but you choose to and we thank you very much for that. I'll say a prayer for the poor soul that thinks hating on others makes their life better. God Love 'em.

Anonymous said...

May the vicious possum and his entire crew descend on the coward and her cakes!
Love you Sharon!
Vicki :)

ljchris said...

Oh, sorry you're having such troubles. Please don't let it discourage you from doing what you're so blessed to do. Your talent is awesome!!
Love ya Sharon!!

Laurie

fiddlesticks said...

Jealousy for sure ! Has to be, Sharon you are the sweetest person and take probably to much time away from your own family to help all of us.
We so appreciate you!
To the coward.. you suck !

Heather said...

WHO would do such a thing. I'm behind ya girl.

angelabarton said...

You said it! Sorry for the terrible emails you're getting. I know I LOVE your blog and your webpage!! Wish we lived closer so I could enjoy some of your yummy cakes and take a few of your classes. Best of luck in getting rid of this person!

Shannon said...

You go girl. Must be they feel really bad about them self if they have to be dogging on you. Wish it wouldn't happen to you, you don't deserve it. But I do think you handled it very well and full of class. Good luck with it.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy! Looks like the green eyed monster is rearing it's ugly head! Sharon, you are awesome and please don't waste even one second being upset by this jerk!

Maria said...

Tell them like it is, Sharon you must be doing something right! So keep it up! And ignore the a-holes!!!!

Beth said...

Thay are flat-out jealous! Sharon, you are such a blessing to us. Your willingness to share your recipes, pictures, tips, family pix, the list goes on, has been such a tremendous help, more than you'll ever know. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Sharon! I so agree with everyone...JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!!
And fiddlesticks is right! You do take so much time to explain and reexplain things. Don't let it getcha down! We got your back girl!! :D

SharonG said...

Sharon I am so so sorry this is happening to you. I have to agree with the other posters...someone is sooooo JEALOUS!, that it's just eating them up...to do something like that and in such a coward way.

I am a true believer in what goes around comes around, I have seen this so many times happen with people. So to the "Huge Coward" your time will come. You can't keep doing what you are doing, without it coming back to bite you!!
Love & Hugs Sharon, keep doing what your doing..."YOU ROCK". You are an Angel to me lady!, and I for one, am very greatful and thankful to have you around.

Janel Waters said...

WOW!! I cannot believe that someone would ever do that?!?!?! I just don't understand how people have nothing better to do in their lives - anyway - love your post - you are totally right!! I agree with everyone else - you are amazing - your videos are amazing - your talent is amazing and your spirit of sharing is amazing!! Keep up the good work - we ALL appreciate everything that you do!

Now - moving on to serious issues - what is that new video about and when can I get mine!!! you are KILLING me - oh the suspense!!

Sandi said...

Send you a big pat on the back and a great big hug!

Misty said...

Sorry about what has happened. What cake board is it? You said you has problems with your activites. Is that you make cakes? Help others? I am not quite sure where people are getting jealousy from when it is about this cake board. Have they said they don't like your cakes? You didn't really explain. How long does this self destructing email last? I'm very curious. I didn't know there was such a thing.

The Lavender Cakes said...

Hi Sharon, sorry to hear about this inscident. But you did the right thing!

Who ever it is, is absoultely a coward!

Take care!

((((((((Hugs)))))))))))

Bashini.

Anonymous said...

Consider it flattery...you're so amazing and talented that some low-life who lacks those qualities can't stand it.
Alot of us are jealous of you, LOL, but we also happen to be in our right minds and want to learn from you, not bring you down.

Anonymous said...

Sharon,

you're the greatest! (can't wait for your next video, which I hear is in the works.) I appreciate all of your great teachings, don't let this evil person get to you.

thank you much!

DARLENE said...

For some people to feel big they have to make someone else feel small. Sometime it is best not to answer your critics and give them the attention they want. Keep up the good work and as my Mother would say let it run off your back like water off a ducks back.

Flour Child said...

Whoever it is def is NOT worth your time!! So you go girl! We are behind you 100% ... and thats coming from another one on that "said" cake site!
We love ya Sharon!

Nancy Smith said...

What a shame!! They must be jealous of you since you are so amazing!!

We all love you!!! Keep up all of the great inspiring work!!

shauna said...

*sigh*... I wish I had that much time on my hands to do silly, non-productive things (except I would probably choose to sit and eat an entire box of caramel popcorn while watching a really sappy chick flick). I have learned so much from you, Sharon - don't let this idiot get to you... it's the price one pays for being famous and awesome! :)

Jacque Benson said...

WHAT THE....?????

Sharon Zambito... you are the sweetest, most generous person in the world!!!!

this message will self destruct in 60 seconds.

Ann (Miss Sweetstory) said...

If your possum has any trouble with this petty coward, I'll air ship you some of my moles. Nobody messes with English moles...Nobody.

You're the best Sharon!

ShirleyB said...

Sharon, I am so sorry that some petty, jealous, human being chose you as their target. Obviously, they are a very angry person and I think, you were the target because you’re always so upbeat, positive, caring, and helpful. They just can’t stand that. I’m doing some web/email research for my job and if I can find a lead on how to track down (or better yet, stop) such emails, I’ll let you know. I know this messes with your mind, but try to take comfort in all the hugs coming in from all your buds!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon,
I follow your blog but never posted. This time I need to cause I do not like when miserable people try that 'minimize to equalize' crap. Apparently this person is jealous, intimidated, or just plain up scared of you. Just dust it off and continue to do what you have to.
Love you and appreciate all the help that you have given and will continue to give.

AliciaG829 said...

It's really sick that someone takes their time to do those things to you. You are so helpful and informative. That person needs to find themself a new hobby that doesn't consist of harassing people. I hope that person feels ashamed of what they have done to you. It's truly pathetic!

Anonymous said...

Sharon - why didn't you call your favorite MS attorney about this? I'm thinking a nice little lawsuit for IIED (intentional infliction of emotional distress). I'll have to look into it and see what would work best. If people can't play nice, we'll just have to take all of their cake toys away from them.
They really shouldn't mess with you. They don't know who your friends are, do they?

Love you, Girl! You've taught me SO much, and I really appreciate it. Yours is the only blog I follow faithfully. I'm addicted.

Laina

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about the actions of this dastardly individual. You are such a blessing and your work is simply amazing. A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. Please do not let this person take away your peace of mind. Sending our love to you from the UK.

Chef Beth said...

You tell 'em Sharon! Your site is just wonderful! I also have to share with you that I'm getting your DVDs so I can use them for a quick refresher. I'm a professional chef & your DVDs are the only ones where the instructor takes their time instead of trying to look like it can be whipped out in a second! I love the slow demonstrations. I will highly recommend your DVDs to all my aspiring students & fellow pros! Great job! Keep it up!

Chef Beth Casebolt
Western Wishes Patisserie
Zortman, Montana

Sarah Hall said...

Your postings on a cake message board are of such importance to most of us:) However, keep in mind that too much sugar is bad for us! It's rather better to do some paper writing than eat a lot of cakes:)