Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Never-Ending Party

I went to a Pampered Chef Party one Friday evening after work. It began at 6:30 pm, but my friend and I got lost on the way there and didn’t show up until a little after 7 pm. Thank goodness for that!

The hostess was a very good friend of the Consultant. Also, the hostess was leaving the next morning for a two-week vacation. So the Consultant was making 5 meals for the hostess’ family to enjoy upon their return. Plus, she made a cake and a soup for the party attendees.

We got to watch as the five meals were prepared and put into the freezer. The cooking demonstrations were finally done around 9:30 pm. At that point I was so tired, I just wanted to go home. I wanted to make a purchase, but the Consultant was cleaning everything up and packing all her stuff. She told me I could just go to her website and enter in my order. I did eventually go to the website and order, but used a different Consultant. One whose party I had attended before and who actually helped me to place my order at the original party.

- Anonymous


Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

Wow. What a way to blow a sale!

Beth H. said...

I've made that mistake in the beginning of my direct sales odyssey. The company taught us to help our guests to each make their first photo album page from start to finish. Beginners' parties would regularly go 2-3 hours. It was exhausting for all of us, consultant, hostess, & guests. Yuck!