maybe? Since when did an invitation to someone’s house–where I am expected to spend money and listen to a sales pitch, so that the host of the event can get free stuff and the salesperson can make money–become a PARTY? I’m not talking Tupperware. I’m talking insanely overpriced costume jewelry…seriously. I love a good party, but, what I have described above is not a party. Invite me over. Ill bring the wine, help with dinner, supply craft, spa treatments and massage…or sit and chat for hours. Heck, I may even dance or sing karoke…but, a ploy for me to spend money? Just give me the catalog and call a spade a spade.
Are friends still friends today or are they really acquaintances? Call me a cynic but I have found that “friends” abuse that. No one seems to call on the phone to just chat. They call because they want something. Years ago, a tennis buddy invited me to coffee to tell me he had signed me up to sell a product he and his wife sold. He also did it to get a lot of FREE supplies that came in the starter kit. So when I told him since he used my name maybe he should share–he said if I paid him $69.00.
Am I only one with this beef? Ah well, I guess it’s up to me to break the trend and just have my friends over for coffee and chat…Well, they did call them parties back at least 30 years ago. I hated them then and I hate them now. Enough of the rant…I need to get back to some deadline knitting. The gloomy weather may have something to do with my state of mind. Does the weather affect your mood? How’s your weekend going?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)