...and knew I had to read. I should have known it would be amazing. Military Wife could make a recap of an insurance convention interesting.
I was telling her about my 20s, when it seemed all of my friends were constantly selling something. One friend seemed to think life was a constant Tupperware party. Every weekend she was inviting her friends to learn about Party-Lite candles or Pampered Chef or whatever the latest trend was. Everything but one of those girls' night out parties where everyone passes around naughty gifts.
She would never do that. She was one of these.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Anyway, she now sells Essential Oils on Facebook, but she does so cleverly. She isn't annoying about it like the Younique and Scentsy people are. I use both of those products, but I'll be darned if I'll buy from one of those people who turn every status update into an ad.
But now that they're hosted on Facebook, there's no shortage of people who will try to make money off you. From high school classmates you don't even remember to distant relatives to someone you met in the blogosphere, that invitation can come from anywhere. And it's great...because you don't have to take time out of your busy schedule to attend a party. However, is it me or did we lose something along the way? Instead of having an excuse to get together, gossip, have a few margaritas, and buy a few things, we're now just blasting each other with Facebook event invitations everyone ignores.
By the way, I think I just realized what was missing from all of those parties back in my 20s! My goody-two-shoes friend didn't have these...
Have you ever felt like a friend was treating you like a customer?