Post # 1
I know there was a post on this a couple weeks back, but I can’t seem to find it. I need help getting out of a jewelry sales “party”! My best friend is hosting it to help out one of her friends who just started selling (whom I don’t know). I looked at the catalogue and stuff is really expensive! She’s also not even having the party at home, she’s having it a local wine bar on a Sunday afternoon so I have to pay for food and beverage too in order to attend. I would just say, “sorry, I’m busy that day” but my best friend and I usually have a standing “date” to meet on Sunday afternoons! So if it wasn’t for this “party” we would probably hang out anyway. Do I just bite the bullet and go and just not buy anything (other than my own food and beverage)? Or is there a way to back out of this gracefully?
Post # 2
Just say you’re not interested and you look forward to hanging out with her next week.
Post # 3
Yeah–since she’s a besty just tell her “look–I’m sorry but I’m not really interested in this type of jewelry and can’t see spending money on it”. She should understand.
Post # 4
Ugh. I hate those parties. Seriously – hate. I’d just say thanks for the invite but you don’t really need/want any new jewelry.
Post # 5
It’s so much easier if you are just straight forward. “I have no interest in buying jewelry so I won’t be attending.”
Post # 6
- Wedding: Cottage on the Creek
yeah if you go you WILL be conned into buying something. say you have to stay home and wash your hair….
Post # 7
My response is “Oh my, I thought we were friends” and shake my head. Really, how polite do I have to be when a “friend” is trying to profit off of me? Psht.
Post # 8
Flat out decline.
I would never attend one of these cash grabs, no matter who tried to coerce me into doing so.
Post # 9
I agree with the others “Sorry, this isn’t my style. I hope it goes well! I’ll see you next week.”
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
But seriously, just let her know that you hope it goes well, but it’s not something you’re interested in (:
Post # 11
I was interested in these responses too! There is a candle party I like but the rest of them I’m always trying to make an excuse 🙁 My friends do a lot of fund raising events for their running group charity.
Post # 12
Just say no thanks. If she’s mad about that, it says a lot about her.
Post # 13
NowMrsS: If she’s a good friend, I would just say that I am not really interested in sales parties but confirm that you’re looking forward to your standing date the next week.
Post # 14
sugarpea: Lol! that’s the gif that keeps going through my head “I’m sick!”
But in all honesty, you guys are right, she’s my best friend, I can be honest with her. I’m just worried that she will guilt me into it “You don’t even have to buy anything! Just come and drink wine with us!” Just gotta stay strong! Uggh, I hate these parties, social etiquette just doesn’t apply!
Post # 15
NowMrsS: If it were a sporting event you weren’t interested in and you had to pay to attend, what would your response be?