Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Internet Insanity' started by Cashmere Bandit, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Dammit. I made a friend, but now she wants to sell me stuff. Here’s hoping she doesn’t mention the invite when I see her this weekend.
  2. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    Here's a creative way to peddle your wares. Become a college professor, give low grades, and offer bonus credit to students who buy your crap! Too bad she's totally getting fired for this.

  3. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    21 hours ago? She’s already fired.
  4. HBC

    HBC Chicken

  5. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Oh I REALLY want to know where this is.
  6. deet

    deet Chicken

    How incredibly stupid do you have to be. These huns have zero shame.
  7. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Oil people are the worst
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  8. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    A friend of mine used to sell Plexus, and her biggest selling point was that it ended up helping her conceive after years of infertility. She managed to suck in a few of our mutual friends to buy from her with this tactic.

    Anyway, like most MLMs do, this eventually just kinda faded away and she doesn't mention it anymore. But recently she's been posting A LOT about her infertility struggles again, and how doctors don't know everything and sometimes pills aren't the best option, and there's a natural way to cure you.

    I'm wondering if she's back on Plexus or if there's another MLM she's gonna be shilling soon using the same tactic.
  9. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    ^Essential oils, for sure.
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  10. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    A number of years ago while in the middle of a dance heavy show, I fucked up my lower back. It was bad to the point of calling in sick to work, driving with a pillow wedged into the drivers seat and daily trips to my chiro and RMT. I still went on with the show, but got permission from the director to change up some of the choreo and avoid having to sit at any point.

    One of my best friends was in that show. She sold young living shit. Every night she would bring all of her stuff to the theatre and insist on rubbing things on my back. Throughout the show she would ask how I was feeling and make wild statements about how much worse I would be if she didn't give me the oil and how much the oil was helping. Sure... it's the oil and not the prescription pain killers and honestly just faking it through the pain that was the reason I was still able to perform.

    I never bought anything from her and eventually she stopped giving me free samples. Thankfully it did not kill our friendship.
  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Thankfully this friend doesn't live near me so I was largely able to ignore the plexus crap, but it did piss me off she managed to hook mutual friends who were struggling with infertility by acting like that was the reason she was finally able to get pregnant. We aren't close enough friends for me to call her out for it though and not have it completely end the friendship.

    She had another child about a year ago and I've heard she's going through some financial struggles, so that's why all these sudden health and fertility posts were the tip off for me that she was back on the MLM bandwagon.

    She hasn't thus far posted about any products, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time
  12. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    :sad: I've heard that about Plexus too. I hate the marketing these MLMs do.
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  13. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Random person that I knew from college (but obviously didn’t know well since I had to text my best friend to ask if the name rang a bell) texted me out of the blue asking if she could talk to me about her products. :bored:
  14. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Why did I respond? I thought I was supposed to be polite and say “no thank you.” Ugh. Well, I’m not responding to the wall-o-text I got to that.
  15. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    What did she say?
  16. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    A bunch of shit about how she admired me in school and thought of me with this amazing opportunity and the usual MLM spew. I just silenced the text exchange.
  17. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    I’d respond with “Thanks for thinking I was cool!” and nothing else.
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  18. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Why did I just imagine Kimmy Schmidt saying that
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