For the love of god, please don’t try to sell me anything.
I don’t want the makeup, the purses, the jewelry, the weight loss pills, the health juice, essential oils, candles, food storage containers, or the prepaid lawyer stuff.
None of it.
“But I just know you would just love this, and I’m only __ sales away from getting a car/getting promoted/meeting my monthly minimum.”
No. If you really knew me, you’d know that I have little use for anything that isn’t books, chocolate, non-sexual tech gadgets, or gently used kid’s clothes.
If you knew me, you’d know that I wear very little makeup. That I buy one relatively inexpensive purse once per year and carry it until it looks rough as hell — I never switch bags depending on what I’m doing. You’d also know that I wear very little jewelry and that the jewelry I do wear is usually made out of leather. Sure, I need to lose weight, but I’m only taking pills if they’re prescribed by my doctor — not you. Nope, I’m not paying more for a bottle of cleansing health juice than I would pay for a bottle of Gray Goose.
If you really knew me, you’d know that between my allergies and asthma that I can’t handle your scented products. As for the food storage containers — uh uh. Do you know how rarely I get back a container when I send food to my husband’s parents or my dad and stepmom? Replacing that stuff throughout the year would probably be the equivalent of one of our mortgage payments. As far as the prepaid lawyer stuff goes, there’s only been one time in my life that I thought I needed someone on the fly. But if you’re a lawyer who is on retainer for the cost of one Big Mac meal per month, I’d probably rather take a chance on myself.
Hey, I understand that you’re just trying to make ends meet. But stop trying to sell me stuff that is useless to me, especially after I indicate that I’m not interested. If you want me to pass along your info to my friends, who probably are likely to use your products, then ask. (I’m happy to share your website or whatever, but I’m not handing over contact info for you to harass anyone.) Please don’t go on about how you know I could use your products or guilt trip me because we’re relatives (even though this is the only time you’ve spoken to me in five years…the last time was to ask for help on something). That only serves to annoy the piss out of me.
Before someone gets offended, this post is a rant about people pushing crap on someone who clearly isn’t interested. Know when to back off.