Okay, I have a little bit of an issue here, and its just a little annoyance so here goes: We have 6 girls - get on average 5-6 eggs a day even now in winter - they're still going. I always keep 18 eggs for us at all times and the rest, we keep in a basket and DH either takes 2 dozen a week to work and sells them for $1.50 to co-workers or - we've given extra to friends and occassionally, neighbors when co-workers werent in need of any. Well - las week as a thank you, I gave our neighbor a dozen because they did something for us. I thought okay - over and done with onward and upward. Well - phone rang this Sunday - yep - asking if we had any eggs uhm...yes... "can we have them?" Hmm.. sticky situation to put me in as I was thinking I just gave you a dozen 3 days ago - but.. I said yes and told DH "hope this doesnt become regular." He didnt think it would. Well.. last night - phone rings - its the neighbor again "Got any eggs?" DH turns to me and asks me (and didnt cover the phone) Me: "no I dont, I just gave 18 to so and so today when they came over" He goes back to the phone and then says to me "Will we have any come Friday?" Me: "no..I promised Judy a dozen 2 weeks ago when we saw her - I wont have any eggs until next week - Kenny buys on Monday, you know that and Doug wants them too - we only get 5-6 a day. I'll see what I have next week." DH goes back to the phone and says "Check with us on Monday." OMG did you not hear me? I'm sitting right beside you - I KNOW you heard me say I have none available. He says "sorry I was put on the spot, what did you want me to say?" Me: "Uh how about No we have none they're all promised to paying customers?" So - now I'm in a quandry - I dont mind giving away free eggs once in a while - but this is 36 eggs in less than a weeks time and I mean - come on! We saved up those eggs for a reason and our girls work really hard. Organic eggs at the store are $4.00! I like our neighbors, I really do - alot - they're great - but - I dont want to offend them either by saying "Uh - given you 3 dozen free eggs - only get 6 a day tops and have to feed my family as well as others who rely on me every Monday - if I have extra, they're $1.50 a dozen bringing me back my carton, $2.00 if you keep it." How to handle it appropriately without hurting anyones feelings?