I got invited to a product party by a friend. I hate those things, I hate feeling under pressure to buy some overpriced thing that I don't need.
Now that we have a baby on the way we are starting to budget carefully so I won't be buying any of the products. I can get them at the $2 stores so I don't feel the need to spend top dollar. I feel bad if I go & eat the free food etc & don't buy something.
This friend has also hosted another product party before & last time I just said it was too far to travel & she got really cranky at me for not going.
If I tell her I can't afford it she'll just say to come anyway & not to buy anything, but there is always so much pressure from the consultants etc & I don't want to just sit there the whole time feeling embarrassed.
Because I declined last time, I feel like it's even harder to decline this time. Is there a way I can tactfully get out of it without her getting cranky?