I can't just uninvite her, can I?
October 20, 2011 10:19 AM Subscribe
How should I handle my mom wanting to promote her most recent Pyramid Scheme at my Wedding?
posted by holdkris99 to human relations (69 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My mom is constantly involved in some type of either pyramid scheme or party type sales program (tupperware, costume jewelry, Scentsy, Mary Kay, etc) and never misses an opportunity to promote them, i.e. make money off of friends, family and strangers.
Last weekend we had our engagement dinner and sure enough, there she was trying to sign people up to be an Ambit Energy salesman or get them to change their energy service provider. I was disgusted by this, but not surprised.
My mom is one of these people that if she is not happy, her goal is to make everyone else unhappy, occasion be damned!; and the type of person who you absolutely can not tell anything to without her playing the victim card and sulking and pouting. You know the type.
So, it seems my choices are to ask her not to do it and have her be sulky and pouty and a real pain in the ass or say nothing and have her out there at the wedding and reception talking people up about Ambit energy and being annoying and a pain in the ass.
I have talked to my dad and sisters about it, but none of them want to say anything to her out of fear and upsetting her. My fiancée and future parents in-law say I should just let her do it and I tend to agree, but I would like to here what you all think about this. I will be checking back often and am happy to answer any questions.