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post #16 of 24
I get offers like this a lot even from old friends and direct acquaintances. last time someone wanted to set a meeting with me I told him if its some multilevel marketing business I am not interested and he's just going to waste his time. of course he denied its that, but he also never called me again.
post #17 of 24
Have you tried Mona Vie? If not, I'd like to take a few minutes and explain to you all of the magnificent health benefits that it provides.
post #18 of 24
i had a lifting coach / personal trainer type who would always be trying to use me to drum up business. i work for a fairly large company and he would always be asking me to organise group fitness at lunch time etc. it was really uncomfortable at first because theres no way i could do it even if i was inclined. i also saw lots of ways he could improve his business (like doing his job instead of soliciting for more work). In the end i got fed up with it and left.

i dont consider it to be a very fine line between asking if there would be any interest and pestering your clients to improve your business for you.
post #19 of 24
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It's just so sad because they're buying into this whole dogma...

First it's this company that sells "green" cleaning products and then suddenly you're hearing about how it helps people get out of debt, lose weight etc... i was just thinking, jesus....
post #20 of 24
Come to Asia, these fuckers are everywhere.
post #21 of 24
This happens with friends whom are Born Again Christians/Mormons/Jehovah's Witnesses ect/ as well...

I have nothing against your religion.. but FUUUUCK YOOOOUUUU when you trick me into going to a weird pseudo seminar celebration thing and I have to sit through it and don't know what to do when they start singing/clapping/speaking in tongues.... its the most awkward thing evar... decisions.gifffffuuuu.gifworship2.gifuhoh.gif


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So I don't know how but I've gotten suckered into some "presentation" by a friend of a friend selling stuff from some Japanese health food or whatever product line...

Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes me more uncomfortable than someone trying to sell me something. I feel uncomfortable for them, because I know they want the sale, and because I feel bad for not buying something... it's like the worst unspoken experience I can imagine short of waterboarding.

I really hate situations like this. I'm thinking this is some sort of Japanese Amway or Avon type deal. fuck my life.

The person doing it is incredibly nice and in between jobs... they work in the arts so money isn't exactly flowing. What would you do?
post #22 of 24
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It's just so sad because they're buying into this whole dogma...

First it's this company that sells "green" cleaning products and then suddenly you're hearing about how it helps people get out of debt, lose weight etc... i was just thinking, jesus....

I'm with you on this, one of those things that I really hate. my wfe has a few 'friends' that do this. I usually just listen and be polite and don't buy anything, or leave in the middle.
post #23 of 24
I walked away from one of these meeting actually feeling resentful, like the guy had called me up because he figured I was an easy target.
post #24 of 24
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I have nothing against your religion.. but ... when you trick me into going to a weird pseudo seminar celebration thing and I have to sit through it and don't know what to do when they start singing/clapping/speaking in tongues.... its the most awkward thing evar...
Find yourself a few friends who are Episcopalian and they won't do this to you. On the other hand they will invite you to same damn good cocktail parties.

The biggest knock-down-drag-out I ever 'witnessed' occurred at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills ... back in 1993. The point in question was whether to use a $35 bottle of cabernet sauvignon or a $28 bottle of pinot noir as the communion wine at an upcoming celebrity wedding. I kept thinking to myself ... "Dammit, we don't get enough to do the taste test ... lets get on to talking about something important ... for example: the reception alcohol!"
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