At 1/28/13 12:36 PM, Escalus wrote:
This "asshole" waltzes into the bakery and wants a cake, a cherry cheesecake, great I can do that.
He comes in every few minutes and the cake is of decent quality (but not up to his standards)
Then he has the nerve to tell me "I've gotten cakes of high quality from big shot bakers in New York, your cake quality isn't worth the money I give the guys in New York. Hell, I could make it myself."
So here I am, irritated that this guy asks me to make something for him, only to waste my damn time and resources, not just that, but boasts about the "so-called better bakers in NY bakeries", and THEN tells me that he could've done it all himself and that my cake wasn't worth his money in the first place.
Your analogy doesn't make sense because you're implying that the art forum is basically a place to hire artists. Which it isn't. It's a place where amateur artists gather, some with dreams of grandeur, some just for the fun of it. The art forum isn't a bakery, it's a gathering of aspiring bakers who are willing to show the world their craft and determination, even if the pay is poor or non-existent.
If someone walks into that meeting and asks if he can have a nice cake, but doesn't really have the funding to do so, then for the love of God, if you're not interested, don't berate the man. He was polite enough until you egged him on and started acting all offended.
I'm sorry Esc, I love you, I do. But I can't side with you on that one.