Alcippe (alcippe) wrote,

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The Arbonne consultant

Oh I give up! There's no way I'm going to fall asleep. I've been lying in bed for over an hour, attempting to get a "full night's sleep" because I've got to be up really early for the trip to Milwaukee tomorrow. But I just can't. fall. asleep.

And there are thoughts ricocheting around in my head.

An old work acquaintance of mine has become an Arbonne consultant. I hadn't heard from her in over a year, but as soon as she took on this new venture she's been all over me with emails and phone calls ("I just KNOW you'll love the new line of organic body polish and skin spritzers..."). But I'm so low maintenance when it comes to bath/body crap - I mean, I pretty much just use Coast. Plus some acne cream and some pretty high-powered hair conditioner (so my hair doesn't all break off and fall out). I do have quite an array of Revlon/Maybeline/L'Oreal type make up, but really, that's pretty much the extent of it.

So this girl is basically barking up the wrong tree, and I'm a little peeved that I haven't heard from her in over a year and then when she thinks maybe she can squeeze a dollar out of me she calls me up. BUT we do go way back, we've gotten drunk together many times, have tons of acquaintances in common, and I do want to be supportive of her in her new business endeavor.

Here's the thing that I keep thinking about, though. She wants me to throw an "Arbonne Party". This would be an event similar to a Tupperware party, where she would bring samples of all her wares over to my apartment and try to hawk them to my friends. She has a little song and dance, lasts about 45 minutes. I told her six months ago, under peer pressure that OK I would do this for her "sometime in the Spring", so now of course she wants to hold me to that. Part of me thinks, oh what the hell, I'll invite some people over, get some good beer and munchies - we'll let her do her spiel - and then we can just enjoy ourselves. The other part sort of doesn't want to deal with this. I'd rather just throw a plain old cocktail party.

I dunno. Would anyone want to come if I do have an Arbonne party?

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