I have a friend who keeps having “parties” that revolve around buying overpriced clothing. Same product line and consultant each time. The clothes cost about 4X what similar items cost at a department store. Nothing is inexpensive. The consultant gets a 30% commission and the hostess gets free and discounted merchandise.
I just received an invitation for the third “party” in 12 months. Does this seem wrong from an etiquette standpoint? The same ladies get invited to each event. 0929-16
Your “friend” is exploiting her friendships for monetary gain. She keeps inviting you and the same group of women to multiple parties because all of you lack a polite spine to say, “No, thank you. I’m busy that evening.”