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Mary Kay, why?!?!?

I'm sitting here in a freaking business suit on my day off to go to a Mary Kay meeting.

why, you ask?

well, for one, i'm a pushover.

for another, I have a very aggressive Mary Kay consultant.

the two, combined, is what results in Aubrey sitting in a full blown business suit for the first time since i moved up here.

when she called the other day, asking if i would like to go to a meeting with her, i figured i'd humor her. maybe going and then telling her that it REALLY isn't my cup of tea, especially for someone who comes in contact only with disgruntled coworkers at officemax and a bunch of 23 year olds who are still enjoying partying more than responsibility (okay, for my couve friends, i'm not saying that you're lazy or that you aren't working towards bettering your future. i see a lot of you making some really wonderful life choices lately, and i give you a big honkin kudos for that. i'm just saying, basically, that the majority of the people i come in contact with have bigger priorities than getting a mary kay facial or buying overpriced sunscreen from me.) after i said that sure, i would go, i had nothing better to do this evening, she started talking about how mary kay uses the power of God to be all that God made you to be, etc. etc.


that left me wondering if i'm going to an avon like environment or going to a church meeting.

don't get me wrong. i believe in God. I wholeheartedly believe in Him. it's just that organized religion scares the crap out of me. i can't handle people telling me WHAT to believe, when i feel that belief is something that comes from within, not from without, being shoveled down your throat with a spikey spoon. (would that be a spork then?)

so Judy Consultant calls me yesterday to remind me about the meeting. she says that i can wear whatever i want, that i'm a guest, not a consultant, but to know that everyone else will be in business suits, skirts, pantyhose, and closed toed shoes.



i forgot i even HAD a blazer. granted, it doesn't fit me as sleekly as it used to, but i still think it makes me look pretty darn professional.

it also reminded me that i STILL haven't bought any dress close-toed shoes, or ANY dress shoes, for that matter, since i moved up here, and that what i own is STILL in phoenix.

anyhoo. Judy Consultant is en route, so i'm going to loiter in my front doorway so that she doesn't come to the door. i .. tried cooking, and the house smells funny.

tell me i sold out...
tell me i sold out, go ahead...


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Sep. 29th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC)
yeah.. I did the whole Mary Kay thing. They're a little scary. not so much my idea of a good time..
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
yes. it's quite cult like. i don't remember ever saying yes, yet they sent me home with homework and have me coming in for an interview? and possibly going to church with them on sunday?

i'm so confused.
Sep. 29th, 2004 03:27 am (UTC)
*LOL* you "tried cooking".. :D

i believe the only time you should have to wear a business suit is if you're working in an office OR you're the salesperson and your job requires you to wear such clothing.

you should've worn sweats and told 'em all to fuck themself with their foundation. i've been to avon meetings and tupperware meetings before. creeeeeeeepy.

hell, i endured the *traditional* Brownie (that's Girl Scouts, not the dessert) uniform for a year or so in elementary school, too. brrr all sorts of uncomfortable clothing in the world that you're forced to wear at a young age. bleh.

i no longer own any clothing that could be pegged as "Professional", skirt-wise or shoe-wise. guess that's another reason why i still work in retail ^_^;;
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
it was kinda nice to dress professional for once. but on a regular basis? egads. who has the time for that? especially since i'm on foot and don't have a car.

and i've always had the problem that no matter what i do, i still feel like i'm shabby looking. may be my inner inbred redneck (hee hee inbred.) i just never feel fancy.
Sep. 29th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
Aubrey + business suit = an unlikely pair.

I believe in God as well...and I too detest organized religion. you can have a strong faith in God without going to church and dealing with the politics of it.
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:01 am (UTC)
Amen to that.
Organized religion=a bunch of people overly zealous about conforming everyone to a single train of thought.

Imagine how boring we'd all be if we all had the same opinion about everything.

Woohoo, Mary Kay. They've got some cool liquid eyeshadow.
May. 7th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Amen to that.
absolutely agreed.

i had joined a bunch of different communities for a wide variety of beliefs and stuff, anything from Christian to Wiccan.

but stopped reading them and unjoined a few because i realized that it seemed still like a skewed version of whatever. i mean i love discussing religion and beliefs with someone, but generally on a one to one situation, instead of someone stating what they believe in a forum. i think that i have so much more to learn by doing my own research + soul searching. Only I can know what to believe, no one else can tell me what to believe in.

Mary Kay is fun, if they weren't $237849023857 for everything. And I'm too lazy to sell the stuff.
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
hee hee. NOW, it's an unlikely pair, but the last about 5 years of living in phoenix, out of 8, i had to dress at least pseudo professional to go to work.

but unfortunately, half my business clothes are in phoenix, the other half i don't fit into either as well, or at all, from all the weight i put on while sitting at home, stuffing my face, and looking for a job when i first moved up here.
Sep. 29th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
why are clothes so unforgiving of us? *sigh*
Oct. 2nd, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)
stupid clothes.

yet another reason that i'm SO excited winter is a comin', so that i can swathe myself in layers upon layers and be a happier little smurf.
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC)
Ooooo... Marvie3!!!
now I have to go and find my M3 cd's to play them!!! have you heard Butch Walker's latest?
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
yup! thanks to lordrexfear for sending me some tracks from it :D

brilliant man, butch is!
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
what the hell?!?!? how is selling make up and God related?!?!?!? they're a cult in disguise...AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
apparantly! i had expected to go into a God meeting as much as a mary kay meeting, but only about half the people made references to Him.
Sep. 29th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
still...that's really weird.
Oct. 2nd, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
it is. it reminded me much like a little... club... for all the religious wives to go to to keep them busy and out of trouble, so to speak. let the boys go out and work their hard, dirty jobs, and let the girls get dressed up like Stepford Wives and hang out in a coffee shop.
Oct. 4th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oct. 16th, 2004 05:25 am (UTC)
Sep. 29th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...I imagine a rusted-ass, evilly-spikey, metal spork. Being shoved down my throat. When I think of organized religion.

Um, yah...my boyfriend's sister sells Mary Kay. She's a strange bird anyway, so I think she probably fits in well there. But I'm a pushover, too, and ended up buying overpriced foundation, lip gloss, and that gelly-help-your-puffy-eyes stuff. I thought all of it was really crappy. I like my $3 Smackers a HELL of a lot more than that $10 lip gloss that seems like it's dried up in the fucking tube.

Just say no to Mary Kay.

Sep. 29th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
it's SO HARD to say no to them! *cries*
Sep. 30th, 2004 01:18 am (UTC)
You sound just like me, from religion to clothing. I don't own anything fancy either. And the extent of my makeup is a roll on sparkley eyeshadow for funsies and Burt's Bees colored lip balm. Also for funsies, not to go with anything. :P

My mom did Mary Kay and Avon for awhile, which is odd because she only wears slightly more makeup than I do. I don't know whether she found it cult-like or not; it was a long time ago.
May. 5th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
mmmm, burts bees *swoon* dearest chappell turned me on to them when he sent me a multi pack with all sorts of delicious goodies in there!

my roommate and i thought about selling avon together, but things are getting really busy with her upcoming wedding. mary kay turned out to be too cult like after all ;)

i mean, when i would go to the meetings with Judy Consultant, i would come back and feel like a trillion freaking dollars, i felt like i could take on the world... i know that sounds GOOD, but it sounded TOO good, yanno?
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