Do you struggle to say No to people? I do sometimes.
Dear Sis is having a kitchen party tomorrow night and has been gently badgering me to go along. I don't want to.......for all kinds of reasons! I don't have spare cash to spend on what looks to me like weird food, I don't know any of her friends, and I'd just rather have a night at home. Dear Sis is quite the party person, and has had candle parties, Spa parties, Pampered Chef and all sorts - I think I have been to one and hated it.
For someone who used to sell Usborne Books, it sounds hypocritical to say that I don't like party sales techniques, but actually, I didn't do a lot of home parties because I found them uncomfortable, even then. I preferred to sell the books on stalls at fetes and fayres, without putting anyone under any pressure. It is always awkward to be invited to these gigs as a guest and then have the feeling that you ought to buy something - better to stay away, I think. There are often a few people looking for the cheapest items on the price list to see what we can get away with buying for as little as possible - I know, because I have seen people do it, and I have been one of the ones doing it!
It seems to be that the stuff must be at the luxury end of the market, and that makes me think that it will not be cheap. In my minimum spend November, this sort of thing is definitely off the cards.