So y’all know I started selling wine and educating people about wine as a side business. It’s been popping since COVID. I’ve been doing online parties or people who never ordered from me before decided to finally order (because they can’t take their ass into a grocery store now to buy wine).
I recently did a party and had the weirdest experience. The host was very much a wine drinker, and she said so were her friends. She even referred to themselves as winos. So I’m thinking, ok this is about to be a great event with good sales and a lot of fun.
The event starts and I realize they are all really into themselves. They sometimes make a comment or two that kind of comes off as rude to me, just by the way they say it.
But I kept my cool and continued with presenting the wines. The further along we got aka the more they drank, the more annoying they were!
By the end of the part, I was like these muhfuckas better order $100 a piece or I’m …
I started wrapping up and explained how to order. I then announced that I was ready to take orders and all I saw were blank faces.
Super fucking blank faces.
I set expectations with the Host before the event l, with the guests before and during the event.. how did this happen?
The host starts to get annoyed at the fact that I’m telling people to order. Then she starts talking to them in a lower voice where I can hardly hear. So I’m sitting there, uninvolved, and asked if anyone had any questions or anything. Then I pretty much got the “you’re dismissed” response.
Who the fuck do these people think they are? Did they look down on me for what I was doing?
It’s funny because at the beginning of the party we do a quick intro and I let them know what I really do for work and that wine is a side thing. I also told them where I went to college. Their faces could collapsed at the sound of that. Who would have thought a Black girl with tattoos was so educated…
Needless to say they were the most entitled group of “adults”. They were all in their 30s but acted 17. Times like this make me question a lot of things about having a side business that essentially is geared towards catering to people/helping them. Some people don’t deserve the quality of service I give.
I licked my wounds with a glass of red and went to sleep. Thankfully, I didn’t send the host a message out of rage!