Hi, again. OP here.
I guess I'm thinking along the lines of these sales party invites being akin to spam. To me, the invites are like someone calling my house to tele-market me or sending me spam e-mails. I don't know or have a personal rel@tionship with most of the people issuing the invites, and they are using the social Mom's group as their personal mailing list.
I know it's rude to tell someone no invitations, please for something like a social event. I don't see these parties as social events, but rather another way to try and sell me something I don't want, presuming on a casual acquaintance to do so.
Is it rude to tell people straight up or make a blanket statement that I don't do these parties, so please don't invite me.. period?
Or is it rude because I should not be dictating which invitations I receive, even though these are sales pitches dressed up as invites?
And to clarify: most of these invites are coming to me via Facebook, because our mom's group linked up our site to a FB interface.
What I really want to do is write a status update on my wall asking for no more sales party invites, but I am thinking that would be rude on my part.