Written by MommyMindi
At a loss for what to tell the woman who joined your Mom’s group, church, or organization just to sell Mary Kay?
Dear New Independent Beauty Consultant:
Thank you for your interest in joining our club…. but we don’t want you here.
I know that you are excited about your new business. I know that your Director has told you that joining a playgroup or group for stay-at-home-moms is a sure-fire way to get new customers. Your Director is wrong.
You see, we have enough problems with our existing members who join MLM/Party Plan companies. Next thing you know, our monthly Moms Night Out isn’t dinner & drinks at a local restaurant but an invitation to a “pampering session” or to see the latest innovations in plastic food storage. We don’t like telling our friends that they can’t use our club roster as their very own Preferred Customer list……. we don’t need some stranger trolling our roster like a shark smelling fresh blood.
Don’t get me wrong….. if you are a consultant who just wants to join us to get their children involved in a playgroup and meet other moms, we will welcome you with open arms.
Just do us a favor: leave your Mary Kay pins at home. Don’t pull out your Satin Hands handcream at a playgroup and while massaging it in proclaim “Oh – I just LOVE this cream!”. Don’t “accidentally” leave a Look Book on our kitchen table. Don’t use your Go Bag with a copy of the Look Book in it as a diaper bag. Don’t look at us, squint and say “you know, I hate to say anything, but I know something that will minimize your pores. I can bring it to playgroup next week if you want to try it!”.
You are not being subtle when you do this. We are onto you and your tactics. We aren’t going to point out that your pin is upside down. As a matter of fact, we start to avoid you because we are just waiting for you to ask us to host a party or be a “face model”. As SAHMs we are constantly assaulted by you and your other Party Plan comrades. We have quite enough face cream, oak baskets, food containers that burp, scrapbooks, pizza stones and overpriced toys, thankyouverymuch.
Oh – and don’t try to tell me how much money you are making as a way to recruit me. You never come to any events that cost money and your ATM card was rejected at the McDonalds outing 2 weeks ago. Yes – I was happy to lend you the $10…..b ut it does sort of contradict your claims of making “gobs of money”, doesn’t it?
If you just want to target SAHMs – head to the local Target store and stay out of our club. At least if I run in to you at Target I can make a quick getaway when my baby starts crying (even though he is crying because I pinched him) and then report you to Store Security for soliciting on private property.