My FSILs are upset with me over Tupperware. Yeah. Tupperware.

posted 3 weeks ago in Family
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

LOL. Sorry, I know this isn’t funny but it makes me giggle.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Unfortunately I can relate to this. My MIL is in a pyramid scheme selling essential oils and never fails to remind me of it. First off, I’m sensitive to smells and allergic to almost all of them!! Secondly, I’m in grad school and am not going to spend  $60 buying a microscopic bottle of oil that I do not want! Last time I was with her, she started talking loudly to everyone about how “she can’t believe how some people just refuse to accept the healing powers of essential oils.” She claims things like they cure cancer, lower your weight, make you happy, cure migraines, etc. For example, she always tries to sell me the lavender because it’ll relax me and cure my migraines. I say no, that lavender makes me throat close up and triggers a migraine. “But that can’t be!! You just need pure lavender oil and it’ll cure you of migraines!” 😐

I have also refused to purchase makeup and lingerie from my SILs. I have a feeling, based on your post, that tupperware is next.

I don’t really have any advice for you. Just stand your ground, don’t give in. And for me, venting about it to others helps a lot.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

smalltownbigworld :  that is the worst. I can’t stand people who feel entitled to family and friends’ money just because they’re selling crap.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

My bestie sells lularoe & I don’t understand it… I am supportive but I don’t buy from her. Just stand your ground.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I use the wedding as my excuse lol. Yours is further away, it can be a great one!

My cousin just became an “it works” wrap person. She posts literally 10x a day on FB about it. I invited her to a bbq the other day and was praying she wouldnt bring it up, and luckily she didnt. So that was great. I like it when people can separate that from their every day lives lol. But if she hadve, I would be pulling the wedding card.

eta – wedding card as in “wow weddings are so expensive! Luckily we have time to save up. Every penny counts!” lolol

Post # 7
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Honey bee

My daughter’s sister in law once sold Pure Romance. I was sent a link to their online catalog and … yell 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

smalltownbigworld :  Good place to vent. I hate all of that multi level marketing stuff. I do buy some yes when I like it, but people get weird about it. I’ve had to delete people for it. 

Your SILs are being ridiculous. $60 for a mixing bowl is spendy. I got one cheaper at Ikea and its metal and dishwasher safe. 

Maybe it’s a good thing they aren’t texting back, you don’t have to hear sales pitches. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I know this doesn’t help you, but I’m laughing at the craziness of it all!  I am zero problem with the gals I know doing sales parties…b/c they are all respectful!  People like your SILs?  Oh I would have lost my cool a LONG time ago.  My SIL was all hot & heavy on Lipsense and was DRIVING ME NUTS with her million posts a day in the private FB group she added me to.  So, I quietly removed myself from the group.  No big deal, or so I thought.  A few hours later, there was a long FB post about how sad it is people can’t even support eachother by being in a private FB group.  cue eye roll.  

Just can’t win sometimes!  I’m sorry you are having to deal with this!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Really though when people signup for these schemes they know full well their profits rely on taking advantage of their relationships to succeed. Frankly anyone who has no shame about putting a price on a friendship or relationship is an outright terrible sort of person. Their entitlement is gross. Screw them and their shitty bowls. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Enjoy the fact that they’re ignoring you and you don’t have to listen to their sales pitches. You’re family not a human wallet. Get your husband to find out the pageant times and be done with them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I didn’t have the heart to leave a lularoe group started by someone I met only twice… but… I genuinely think she’s sweet so I didn’t want to leave the group 

But my phone was going off every ten minutes for two days leading up to the pop up sale that I had to shut the  notifications off.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I feel your pain. I have a family member that sells Origami Owl jewelry. I am contstantly being haggled as well. I bought a charm and it turned colors and tarnished within a couple of months. I am all for people trying to bring in extra money, but I am not going to lose my income so you can have an income gain.

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