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Genre: Hysterical Non-Fiction
Word Count: 100
PREMIER SALES DITCH
“Everyone gets a facial.” My friend Jennifer’s voice crackled with enthusiasm through the phone. “It’s great fun and you can make a ton of money.”
That night, at a rah-rah recruiting meeting as her fresh meat du jour special guest, I swallowed the hook.
Pink Cadillacs sped along my mind’s highway as I arrived at my first skincare party.
Setting Styrofoam sample trays before potential customers, I touted my product’s miraculous benefits. “A hide tanner discovered the formula.”
One dainty lady dipped her fingertip into the moisturizer and frowned. “You expect me to put this shit on my face?”
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