Post # 1
Yup, you read that right. 2 out of my 3 FSILs are literally upset with me because I have no interest in purchasing Tupperware from them.
Long Story Short: FIs sisters have become Tupperware consultants and are now refusing my calls and won’t answer text messages about unrelated things because I have zero interest in buying $60 salad bowls whenever they decide to throw a party.
Longer version / rant: In the last four years that I have been with my FI, his sisters and mother have hosted more direct sale parties than I can even count. Like they are constantly hounding people to purchase items from their parties or fundraisers for their children. I have zero problem buying some overpriced chocolates or an occasional candle from our nieces and nephews (we buy one item a year from each kid, there are 16 between the two of us) but I just don’t feel as inclined to constantly purchase overpriced shit from their mothers as well. I have bought lularoe, celebrating home products, jewelry candles, thirty one bags, and enough scentsy warmers and melts to gaurentee my home will smell like a gourmet bakery for the rest of my life and I’m just done shelling out cash for things I don’t really care about just to keep the peace.
So now that not one but TWO of my FSILs have decided to become consultants for Tupperware within the last two months, they both expect me to shell out $60 for plastic mixing bowls and $30 for sandwich containers every single time one of them hosts a party. Even after (kindly) denying any interest in Tupperware as whole, the two of them add me to online sale groups almost weekly and then text me to “make sure I submit my order correctly” because they noticed I didn’t order anything. Or they text my FI and say something along the lines of “smalltownbigworld didn’t order from this weeks sale, are you guys doing okay financially?” because not ordering tumblers and salad bowls apparently gives an in depth view of our finances??
I finally just told them both flat out that I’m just not interested and now neither of them are returning my calls or texts about unrelated things. We are supposed to attend a pageant for one of fis nieces this evening and his sister literally won’t even text me back about the time that we need to be there to get in before doors close. All because I won’t buy some Tupperware.
I’m not sure what I plan to gain from this thread. I really just needed a place to vent I guess.
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park
LOL. Sorry, I know this isn’t funny but it makes me giggle.
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
My daughter’s sister in law once sold Pure Romance. I was sent a link to their online catalog and …
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
slomotion : Don’t be sorry! It’s a laughable predicament to be in. My FI and I joke about it all the time but it’s getting so annoying!
jellybellynelly : I definitely use the wedding card and the house card! We are currently renting and saving for a house and a wedding. You would think they would catch the hint!
Post # 11
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
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
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 # 14
Sansa85 : I think my lularoe collection is part of the reason that they constantly hound me for money. They know that I am willing to spend a decent amount on direct sales items, but that’s ONLY when I actually like them. I like lula and I own a lot of it, but I have no use for Tupperware lol.
Post # 15
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.