You know what I’m talking about…that dreaded “invitation” to a home party demonstration.
It used to be just Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Avon, then along came Celebrating Home, Party Lite and Pampered Chef. Now, there’s Thirty-One, Origami Owl, lingerie, jewelry and naughty “adults only” parties in addition to all those others.
Sorry ladies, but no matter what you’re demonstrating, I won’t be coming to your party.
I really do appreciate what these women are trying to do – work, earn money and still be at home with their kids. That’s great!
However, everything I’ve ever seen demonstrated is SO expensive, and, for the most part, it’s stuff I just don’t need.
I don’t need another bag. I don’t wear much make-up. I rarely wear jewelry and I couldn’t care less about home decor or fashion.
If there is something I need for my home, or kitchen, I wait for Kohl’s 30% off coupons and hit the sale/clearance items.
And of course, there’s always Amazon.com.
I completely respect people doing what’s good for their families. However, I have to do what’s good for my family, too, and that means being a good steward of our family finances.
There is no justification in our budget for me to spend $40 on a bag, $150 on cosmetics, or $100 on a new baking dish.
So, when you send out your invitations, if you include me in your mailing list, I will call you and politely decline.
No excuses, no “white lies” about doing something else. I’ll tell you honestly that I just won’t be coming; that I don’t go to anyone’s parties, so don’t feel bad, but thank you for thinking of me.
I wish you all the best in your endeavors, I really do. You are amazing to want to schlep all that stuff around to people’s houses, put yourself out there as a salesperson and earn money for your family. You rock.
However, I hope you can understand and respect why I won’t be at your home party demonstration.
Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
5 Keep your lives free from the love of money because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Proverbs 31:10-11 (NIV)
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
Do you like or dislike these home demonstration parties? Do you buy anything when you go? Which one is your favorite?
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