Catch-up wrote: the result of being exposed to one of those home shopping parties
I'm sooooo sorry; I hate those things, too. I refuse to attend them - I can find any excuse, even for my dearest friends, not to go.
I guess it had been too long and I'd forgotten. I was thinking I could do a little early xmas shopping, but the jewelry was cheap and way overpriced. The necklaces were $100 and up and just costume! My sister loves turquoise and silver. I could easily get her something genuine in that price range. And then, the woman was charging sales tax on shipping! Not illegal in this state, but no one does it. I did buy a cute pair of earrings for Ava, but that's it.
They still do those things? My parents had two of those. One was selling random nicknacks, music boxes, figurines, etc, the other was the classic tupperware party. Both times I was bored out of my mind.
It is surprising that they still do these parties, isn't it? You'd think online shopping would have done them in. I would have been happy to be bored. Instead the saleswoman tried to get us all excited about the jewelry by playing stupid games. Why couldn't it just be dignified?
Why is it that when a group of women get together for something like this, or a baby shower, wedding shower, etc, that it's somehow mandatory to throw our dignity out the window and play stupid games? Sorry. Didn't mean to end up on a rant.