I guess this is a reply to the reply in reference to a post that has been going around about the “parties” (i.e. where people try to get you to spend your hard earned money on gimmicky products). First of all, if that’s what people consider a party, then maybe they should get out more. Seriously. Unless there’s wine and/or food involved, it’s not a party. Also, most of the time, people at parties don’t try to sell you stuff you really don’t need.
These types of businesses have been around long before Facebook (hello, Amway, anybody?). It didn’t seem as annoying then because people were not inundated with posts about “try this new wrap thing” or “buy this overly priced diet stuff that probably won’t work”. I don’t even know how people networked back then with these kinds of businesses but they had to actually get out there and work to do it. Now, people can post about their parties and/or add people to groups on Facebook. And the whole thing with being added to a group. It’s like you don’t want to be rude and take yourself out of the group, but you also don’t want to see the whole “Don’t forget to come to the party tonight!” messages either. So it’s kind of a lose/lose situation.
Now, I’m not saying that some of these products don’t work. I think they do, to an extent. I also understand that people are trying to make a living. However, I’ve never seen anyone who has become wealthy from selling any of the various products I’ve seen making the rounds on Facebook. I’ve been asked to host parties and I won’t do it because I don’t want to annoy my friends and make them feel obligated to come. They say there’s no pressure to buy anything. However, there most certainly is. With most of these parties, the more the hostess sells, the more free or discounted stuff he/she gets. And they make sure that the people who come to these parties know that. So yeah, sure, no pressure there. That’s why I’ve stopped going to these get togethers. I always feel bad if I don’t buy something,so I spend money I really don’t have to help them out. Now, I just either don’t respond to the invite or I tell them I’m busy.
One more complaint I have about the people who sell these items is that I get texts and messages from people who never talk to me, especially family. My attitude is this, if I am not good enough to invite to other gatherings you have, then don’t invite me to a shindig hoping I’ll buy something from you.
I won’t unfriend someone if they invite me to these sorts of parties, however, I will stop following you on Facebook and turn off notifications for whatever groups I am added to pertaining to magic diet pills/wraps/wax warmers/facial cleanser..etc. I am sure I’m not the only one who is annoyed by it.
Just my 2 cents on the whole thing, take it or leave it ;).