I will always remember X day in the month of September 2012 for the rest of my life for it’s the day I got fcuked by a friend of over 2 decades!!! Not physically mind you, but mentally.
Here’s my story…
Ring… ring… I picked up the phone.
It was X calling who wanted to invite me to a business seminar exclusively for partners only. When I asked her what kind of business she said “It’s hard to talk in the phone”. I thought since I’ve miss some of our recent gatherings I’ll give it a go to meet her besides I’m interested to see what it’s about as it sounded interesting. No? I think you would too.
But then I pressed her for the nature of the business again and she again said the same thing “Difficult to explain in the phone” but finally she said it’s something like franchising. I was like huh??? Sounds fishy but okay decide to go for it.
After speaking to her I kept wondering what kind of business might that be. My first intuition is direct-selling but of course I hope for the best. Note to self = learn to trust your intuition more.
The DAY. I got my answer about 1/2 hour after sticking my butt to the chair. AMWAY!!! Immediately my heart raged. WTF! WTF! WTF! Although I’ve come prepared knowing it might be direct-selling still when the reality really hits you… speechless man! I’ve never felt so betrayed in my life!!!
I don’t mind spending an hour or two listening to the BWW talk (Britt World Wide; associated with Amway) but I really hated the way I was invited. I would prefer if the invitee tell me straight forward it’s direct-selling or multi-level marketing or a seminar associated with Amway. That’s not difficult mah.
From what I learn at the seminar they associate Amway with passive income and financial freedom. I disagree. You need to buy/sell and you need to hire members. And when the downline leaves, you need to hire more. That’s direct-selling or MLM in my book.
So that’s the story how I got fcuked (in Cantonese: pei yan wan pan). I was so horribly mad that I was unable to sleep that night. And then I decided to draft this post at 5 in the morning and post it online later (which you’re reading now with lots of edits here and there hahaha).
Yes I was able to sleep after that. LOL
I’m not anti-MLM or anything just that the method use to approach people is very wrong. And for that the trust is no longer there.