To a certain extent, I believe it. The hostess doesn't expect every guest to buy something. But if no one does, why throw the party? (Unless you won it and aren't particularly interested in the products.) Also, many of these invitations have come not merely from hostesses, but from saleswomen. They are trying to earn an income. I certainly want them to succeed.
Ultimately, I've decided only to buy things in which I am already interested. For invitations I've declined, I've let my friends know I'm not interested currently, but that I'll come to them if I consider that product in the future. They have been gracious. I don't have bills and items I don't want. But I still feel a little bad. :-/
|Besides, why would I need cleaning supplies?|