Had a show last night. Host was a really nice girl that I know from my church. She used to be a consultant and loves PC and really worked hard at having a good show. She had about 12 people there. Sales were good but what I really needed were bookings (I only have one show on the calendar for March). So I start the demo, and halfway into it, this girl walks in (late) with a group of some type of literature in her hands. She sits down next to another guest, who happened to be sitting right next to me (with a baby) and immediately starts chatting with this guest about her baby and playing with the baby, who, previously quiet, starts making all kinds of little cooing and other cute noises - which get the guests all to stop paying attention to me and start paying attention to the baby. Ok, so no big deal, I'm used to being talked over, etc... So after the demo, which went well (everyone was very involved for the most part and enthusiastic and asking lots of questions), people are going over the catalog and choosing their items and I notice this girl (who I later found is the host's sister) walking around with her business card saying "this is what I sell" and handing out catalogs - which I later found out were Partylite catalogs (Geez, I hate that stuff - sorry to anyone who has sold or who loves it, but I just can't stand it and all the reps I've ever met were horribly snotty!). So this show, which sales wise went well, ended up being somewhat of a disappointment because I got ZERO bookings. So I'm packing up and I hear the PL lady saying to one of the guests "I'll call you next week and we'll set up a date to talk about your show." I'm SOOOO mad!! She comes and crashes MY show with her crappy stuff and walks away with a booking and didn't lift a FINGER. UGH! Some people just have NO CLUE about proper behavior. I'm going to a Tastefully Simple party next week and I would never DREAM of handing out my card and trying to solicit sales or bookings there.