Good deeds gone bad, Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Even though sometimes people do good deeds just because, I can pretty much understand why everyone’s given up on them. A while back I parked my car at the market and pushed a cart back to the store front. I didn’t need a cart as I was only going in for one item, but I figured why not. I even pushed it passed a boy scout collecting donations.
At which point his mother in disgust told the child that they just had to clean up after lazy people some times.
Lazy? I pushed the darned thing back to the store – and out of their way.
On the way out of the market, after I passed her she yelled after me calling me a slob.
Really? I just looked back and thought of all the things I could say, but her children were there, eyes wide (and I’m sure not earning much for their cause if that’s how momma was acting). I replied with, “From where I’m standing, I’m looking a lot better than you.”

Next time I’m shoving the cart in a random direction hoping to take out a few car mirrors, an elderly woman crossing the street and a tightrope acrobatic troop while I’m at it. How dare I return the cart to the store it belonged to. I learned my lesson.



For Peanut Butter Frosting, please see this post.

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  2. I’m guessing momma didn’t want to be doing donation duty with the kids but that’s what the Scouts do — make mommies and daddies go through it, all over again. Since the kids were there, I think I would have taken the time to explain that I wasn’t being lazy, I was returning a cart some other shopper left in the lot and that, even though it wasn’t my job and I had no need for it, I had returned it to the right location. And, that deserved a good duty badge (or, whatever they give out for it). It was lesson time for both mommy and the kiddies, and they needed to hear the other side of the story.

    Unfortunately, some people can’t wait to let you know how little thinking actually goes into what they say. You did good. {{{HUGS}}}

  3. I totally don’t get why this crazy lady yelled at you! People are nuts. Just like these cupcakes, totally crazy :)

  4. People can be so annoying sometimes! You know I can’t get enough peanut butter and chocolate:-)

  5. I guess I’m confused – how are you a slob for putting a cart back in its place? I must be missing something. Or yeah, maybe mom was just peeved that it was her turn to chaperone donation day. Good example to set for a child: rancor for your fellow man (that’s what the Boy Scouts teach, right?) Anyhoo, don’t give up! Even if others don’t understand, you can sit happy knowing that you took a small action to make things a little better. Also, the cupcakes look tasty. ^_^

  6. RavieNomNoms says:

    Those are gorgeous! YUMMM

  7. Duh. What’s the lady talking about? She must have just got a big bite out of the crabby apple tree that morning. From where I stand, you were superb … I would’ve blown my top! (Hehe … hotheaded). These cupcakes are superb too! Take a huge bite, it’ll definitely make your day!

  8. I’m high or the world’s going crazy : how can someone be called names for doing a great job?

    The cupcakes, Oh my, I love everything about them.
    For the last couple of days I’m trying to talk hubby into making a PB – chocolate cake for his b-day, I guess i’ll make a batch of these for me

  9. Boy that woman set a terrible example for her children…oiy.

    Mmmm….brownies in cupcake form….wonderful idea. The peanut butter frosting calls to me.

  10. That’s so sad. I try to believe in the good of people and I can’t stand it when people act like that – and in front of her kid! How awful. You were looking a LOT better than her!

    And these cupcakes look amazing! Take that, rude lady!

  11. Oh yes…I’ve made these before and they’re delicious. I love the crust on top — that’s one of the things that makes brownies my fav.

  12. Lovely cupcakes. I love love love peanut butter and chocolate!

  13. Some people are just down right rude! Don’t let it get ya down, because these little yummy look fabulous!! I would totally eat all of the peanut butter frosting by itself!

  14. I kind of feel sorry for miserable people like that. And for her to say things like that in front of her kids. I’ll be they didn’t get many donations that day with her scaring everyone away! I still do good deeds because that is how I was raised…I’m not going to let any bad apples ruin my Karma! Your brownie cupcakes look like they’d make the grumpiest person sweeter. Maybe she needed a cupcake? *shrugs*

  15. Ugh, sorry for the obnoxious, ignorant people. But your cupcakes look wonderful!

  16. Two great taste a match made in heaven!

  17. Cute, cute, cute. They look great!

  18. you really can never tell when people just have a bad day. it’s too bad they had to take it out on you.

    these cupcakes are really beautiful just the way to put some sunshine back in a world of bitter people.

  19. Brownie cupcakes? Yum. I love the consistency of brownies, but also love when you add frosting to the whole mix!

  20. Both cupcakes and that PB frosting sound so good.. Of course I dont even have to say that they look great too :)

  21. What a wonderful combination. Peanut butter loves chocolate.

  22. Those look like the perfect way to start the weekend!! :)

  23. yummy!!! Love the combination

  24. Wow, that woman was really rude. I can’t believe she said that in front of her children. I feel sorry for them the most. Well, at least these cupcakes look awesome!

  25. Sorry you had to deal with that… I can never understand how people can be so rude to others…

    But on a more delicious note, I love your cupcakes!!! Your photos are amazing, as always.

  26. These cupcakes look so decadently delish!

  27. We’ll take a dozen of the cupcakes please. Dudette thinks they look absolutely fantastic!

  28. WOW I want to make these….like…now. Have you heard of The Fashionable Foodie? I bet you two would get along

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