Scene: Two good friends chatting over a chai tea latte and a pumpkin spice latte.
pumpkin spice latte-drinker (PSLD): I ran into this lady a few months ago at Potbelly's. She was so sweet. She said she sells beauty products and thought I would be a great model to add to her portfolio.
chai tea latte-drinker (CTLD): Really? And you bought that?
PSLD: Yeah! She gave me her card with her number on it and then asked me for my number. I figured I'd give it to her because I would forget to call her and schedule my modeling debut appointment.
CTLD: Hmm. Yeah...I used to sell beauty products. That's pretty much the spiel they tell you to give a prospective client.
PSLD: Well, I figured that. But I thought, what's the harm? I can just get a free makeover and soft hands! And..I've already decided I am NOT going to buy ANYTHING. We really don't have the room in our budget. I'll just have to tell her, 'sorry, my toiletry articles envelope is empty.'
CTLD: Good luck with that.
(a few hours later as the latte-drinkers pick up their toddlers from Mother's Day Out)
CTLD: Well, how'd it go?
PSLD: I'm such a sucker. I bought five products, scheduled a meeting to earn free lip gloss and another meeting to which I have to bring three friends so that I can get a dang bag with fancy brushes in it. The things I do for free beauty products. And, she's my best friend now. Wow. Co-dependent, anyone??
CTLD: Of course. You're still my friend though.
p.s. the beauty products woman was SUPER sweet and I enjoyed her very much...she's really good at what she does!