That's it. I'm no longer going to schedule shows with my friends (with one or two specific exceptions). I am done with being ignored and not taken seriously. I was allowed to participate in a bazaar at work recently. In the it's only been open to non-employees because of non-solicitation policies. A friend who has hosted before told me at the bazaar that she wanted to host a show in July. She said she could only do it on a Saturday, and although my DH works on Saturdays, I agreed because she insisted that I could bring DS with me. I gave a host packet, and tried to host coach her. I couldn't reach her by phone, and I couldn't go talk to her at work because a manager in the department is a big ***** and would tell me to leave if she's not on her break (and I've got my own work to do too). A couple of weeks ago she said that she had talked to her group of friends, and they all told her they had no money. We talked a bit about her $1000 a month eating out habit, and I suggested that we change from an ice cream social to a "magic pot" show and that I'd show her and her friends how to cook with the DCB for around $2 per serving. She said she'd talk to her friends. The show was supposed to be torrow. I called her and left a message on Tuesday or Wednesday, asking if she still wanted to do the ice cream, or if she wanted to do the DCB, because I needed to send her a shopping list. I didn't hear back from her, and I passed her in the hall yesterday. She was in a hurry to get back to her desk, but when I asked she said she hadn't gotten my message. I called after her to check her voicemail. This morning I still hadn't heard from her so I texted her the same question. She responded "I've talked to all of my friends and they're all going out, so they don't have time for me. I'm going to cancel." I am so angry, but I don't know if I'm angry at her or myself. She has backed out of a show before (granted it was within a few months of her father's passing and her husband helped to talk her out of it. I never tried to push her to do somethign she wasn't ready for). If her friends are going out on Saturday, then she really didn't invite them over. She had told me that when they said they had no money, she told them not to come. I'm just so frustrated that she doesn't see this as a business for me. I feel so disrespected to be stringed along like this. I also recently had another host cancel on me via text. I had called several times over the last few weeks, and she couldn't pick up the phone to say she can't schedule a date. And the one lonely show I have left for this month, I can't get that host to respond either. :cry::yuck: Ok... I'm going to go have lunch with my DH and DS now and try to forget about this. Thanks for letting me get this out.