I had an odd experience today but as more as I thought about it, I was like wow, I guess I was the right person for that and hope I was an encouragement/inspiration for this lady:angel:. I had a lady from a booth asking about signing to be a PC consultant but the catch was, I wasn't there at the booth at that time- my friend was watching the table for me when I ran to do my door prize presentation. I contacted her last week and we set up a date today for us to meet and discuss questions she had. My mother was supposed to come in town for a week to visit so I thought it was perfect for me to go and meet with the lady while my mom takes care of my 5 1/2 month old son. Well, my mother's car was messed up and had to be placed in the shop so she was unable to come and visit. I brought my son along with me. When I got the the neighborhood- it was so run-down, etc. I thought, Am I in the right neighborhood??? When I pulled in, I pulled my son out and walked to the door and immediately smelled cat urine. (Cat-lovers, I have NOTHING against cats. I grew up on a farm and got really tired of them). I was like uh uh I am not going inside! So I walked back to my car to put my son in and had the car running. I went up to the door and the lady came to the door- she was smiling big and so excited while I was standing there mortified!!!! The living room had trash everywhere- there was a path like in a garden where you walk on, in there! I was trying to keep a straight face and politely asked her if we could chat next to my car because my son is sick. (I didn't know what else to say to keep from going in!). She was like oh sure, I am so sorry about the house!! She went on and explained that it was her grandmother's home and she had to move in last week to take care of her. The person who was doing the job was LOUSY. I just nodded my head because I was thinking- what kind of person lives in this???? She was working on getting someone in to fix the place. I asked her why she wanted to join. She stated- to GET a new place for her and her grandmother. She used to sell AVON and was unsuccessful because she had no support from her recruiter. She loves to cook and thought this was a great opportunity. So I took my thoughts aside and treated this lady the same way I would with others- by providing answers, etc. Encouraging her to join, etc. She agreed to sign up! Then when I was driving home- I was like- Why me? Why did I have to be the one to do this? Then I realized-hey- maybe others would have not stopped or even tried to encourage this lady. I was almost to tears because I almost let that cloud my ability to encourage her. Pampered Chef can help all of us in different ways. I hope that I can help her be successful and be able to get out of that place and start over with her grandmother. The point of this- "DON'T judge the cover of the book" and be there to encourage every lady and man no matter what!