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"I would just say no," said Grace. "Having a salesperson in my home would be too intrusive. I make it very clear to my coworkers that I am not interested in this kind of thing. I wouldn't go to one, and I definitely wouldn't host one. If someone said, 'Hey, I have some products here that I'm selling,' and if it's stuff I couldn't get anywhere else or that I knew would be of great quality, and if I knew I wouldn't be obligated to buy anything, then maybe I'd go."

"I would just be super irritated if anyone ever bothered to ask me to host a candle party," said Jennifer. She paused for a moment to count the cash in her hands. "But a good reply? Huh. How about, 'Are you kidding me?' Or you can choose the easy route, make up anything to get out of it, just because going would be, like, totally annoying. Nobody needs to be selling that stuff in your house when you can get it at the store. By the way, if you end up getting suckered into doing this, please don't invite me."

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