- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
So I just want to say I’m sorry if I offend anyone with this post.
I appologize I want to rant about this for a few. Might be long- but I can’t complain to my Real Life friends b/c they are all into this…
Every one of my flipping friends is so caught up into these dumb MLM parties (thirty-one, pure romance, mary kay, lia sophia, jamberry, pampered chef…….). If they’re not consultants they are hosting the “parties”.. which any more aren’t even social- it’s just Facebook parties. I appreciate it not being a time obligation any more- BUT for real…. Can’t I just buy stuff online without all of the strings attached MUCH cheaper??? I think all of the products that they all peddle are “OK”- some of it I love- however, 90% of it I can find priced better at REAL stores- that I can just go to- buy and walk out with… no waiting on a consultant to place an order…. paying for shipping (well, I guess there’s the gas to get to the stores…) and getting the product- and finding out it wasn’t quite what I wanted- and there’s not really a return policy .
Two of my very best friends are caught up in these companies. I love them both- and I seriously almost feel bad if I don’t order their crap. Then the other mutual friends host parties constantly bc they want their stuff to be discounted. Like, sorry I want a diaper bag that I actually like and I didn’t buy one of the canvas bags (which I have like 12 of) for your party. Not to mention the two friends hate one another and sell some of the same products. So I feel like if I buy from one and they see me with a new bag- they give me the evil eye and know I got it from the other (GASP).
Also, have a friend that signs up for parties at every party she is invited to (So she can get a discount of course)- so it’s like… ok I was already invited to Suzy’s party that I went to with you— and bought what I wanted there— and now I feel obligated to buy junk for your party. Ugh- I didn’t want any of the nail stickers to begin with! I’d rather go get my nails done on the RARE occassion that I want my fingers to look fancy.
Was invited to a jewelry party on facebook last month of really cheap jewelry. Granted it was all $5- but it literally looked like stuff you buy at the flea markey by the ziplock bag full for $10/bag. I got on just to look through- and the idea was- there was only one of each piece- and you had to say “SOLD” in the comments first if you wanted it. So people were seriously “fighting” for all this junk. (it didn’t get nasty- but… Competing for stretchy rings with giant plastic flowers… I wonder if I could’ve sold a ring-pop on there?)
And now…. sex toy party. No. Just no. I seriously don’t want anything to do with it- and had to come up with an excuse to not go to one for my BFF. I now feel like I need to find “something” to buy online. I honestly, don’t know what all they sell- I’ve heard there are lotions and such- but- I’d rather just go to whatever store and buy it in person and take it home that day. I don’t want to sit around and eat penis sprinkled cupcakes- just not my cup of tea (or my kind of cupcake 🙂 I honestly have a lot of stuff going on this month- and used that as my “out” from going to her party- and she was like- Oh, well a lot of ppl can’t come- maybe I’ll just move it to next month. Ugh… will need yet another excuse- maybe it will snow early…?
I NEVER have these parties. One of my other very best friends sells for 3 different companies. She’s constantly peddling stuff- and some of it I do like (and buy). But like her newest company is a makeup (not Mary Kay)- I’m highly allergic to certain make-up. Her whole “thing” is an online business- no Real parties- I’m not spending $15 (after shipping and tax) on ONE color of eye shadow without trying it out and making sure it doesn’t make my eyelids puff up like an itchy, red blowfish.
I TOTALLY understand this is a great way for my friends to supplement their incomes.- and if you want to buy their stuff- I’m happy for ya- heck, when I need some of it- I buy it! I just hate feeling like I have to come up with excuses constantly why I don’t want to hear about sex toys with people I sorta know- or buy more nail stickers that I don’t know how to put on (and NO i don’t want to watch the 16 tutorials that you send me about different methods to get them on) .
I also want to shake the crap out of my one friend that has commented several times about how she needs her nail sticker gig to take off (b/c she finally gave up on Mary Kay which she went into MAJOR credit card debt with to keep up her “business”) so she can quit working altogether. Everyone sells the nail stickers- don’t bank your dreams on this! Or the other friend that IS somehow able to support her fam on her nail sticker gig…. I don’t need a weekly update about what nail stickers your 3 yr old is wearing this week and how if I buy three I get one sheet free- I have yet to use any of the ones I have. But thanks!
Then there’s my cousin- not a consultant- but will throw parties when she wants discounted products…. and is like the worlds best salesman for these consultants. When she’s having a party- you know it. She will tag you on FB, text you, call and remind you for a month before every time she sees you (but is sly about it… like it’s not horribly awkward… but she slides it into conversation… she missed her calling). At her last nail sticker party- she even made specific snacks for specific “guests”. So, you kinda feel bad if you Don’t go! Ugh. Luckily, she knew I was gonna flake out and didn’t want to drive an hour total to eat gluten free snacks.
Ok, thanks for letting me anonymously rant. Once again- I’m sorry if I tick anyone off- I respect that it’s a job and you all work hard as anyone else does. I just hate feeling bad for not supporting my friends and hate feeling like I hve to lie. I really just want to tell them all- I’m not going to your parties b/c I don’t want to. The End. My husband says that guys do that. I don’t know if that’s true- but it sure does seem way easier.
Therapy session over.