Friday, March 21, 2008

Bargain Hunting

I went to a jewelry party tonight. I’m sure most of you are quite familiar with these things. You go to a home party with tables full of over-priced jewelry, and then you feel pressured to buy something so that your friend, the hostess, can get something for free.

It was a Silpada party, and that sh*t is expensive! Plus, only four people attended, so the pressure was really on to buy jewelry. Now, I’ve pimped Discovery Toys and Passion Parties, so I know how this sales crap works. But jeez! I’m sorry, but I would much rather spend $150 on a vibrator than on a bracelet. Maybe it’s just me, but for that much money, I want a little more enjoyment.

Eric was not thrilled I was attending this little soiree, and even attempted to take my wallet out of my purse before I left the house. Subtle. Since I’ve spent about 10 times my budget in the last two weeks on a new microwave and refrigerator, I didn’t have a lot of available funds for costume jewelry. And apparently, Silpada doesn’t have a clearance rack. . . Yes, I asked.

I finally walked away with a pair of $30 earrings that I really think I could have bought for $8 at Target, but whatever. My friend Andrea bought $24 toe ring. Dude. Seriously. Next time, I think I’ll stay home with my vibrator.

6 comments:

lil' miss martha stewart said...

to get away from the 3 year old that was chasing it? i just found your blog, and i think it rocks

Mo said...

A hundred and fifty dollar vibrator?
Wow - that must come with all the bells and whistles!
:)

Crazy Working Mom said...

Girl, I'm with ya on this one!

Lois Grebowski said...

Ya know, when I pimped a food line (to remain nameless) I was glad the "pity purchase" was under $10. Not pimping anymore...

But give me a toy party (w/drinks)... I don't know what use half of the stuff is used for, but I can sure giggle, laugh and have fun!

:-D)

Sholanda L. Smith said...

LOL! I actually am a jewelry consultant with Little Black Dress and a Beijo handbag consultant. I love your blog!

kristi said...

Gosh, $30 earrings?? I could get some GOOD toys for that!