Tuesday, April 19, 2011

#394 - Just my 2 cents worth

Just need a platform to voice out my opinions.
Gtfo if you're not happy.

Beware of those so-called friends (SCF) who make use of you.

 If you recently have random friends (those you are not that close with/sort of lost contact with),

1. Asking you to go out for lunch/dinner (most common excuse!)
2. Posting on your Facebook just wanting to know how have you been and the reason being they want to keep in touch with you
3. Asking oh-so-much about your job
4. Lying that they got fired and asking if you want to find a job together with them
5. Introducing you some stuff, mentioning that it's hard to talk over the phone about it and suggesting to just meet them face to face
6. Saying they just started a blahblahblah business with their friends and asking if you're interested in making big money

Then congratulations.
You've become a victim, but it's okay, you haven't reach the extreme stage yet.

And so they promote their products etc, you listen.
Well, there is really nothing wrong for someone to promote a product and earn a commission.
Nor anything wrong to tell you more about their job and ask if you want to join.
But when you say "no I'm not interested" and they actually persist on, to the extent of forcing you, that's when it's FYL.
Why you got this kind of friends one.

Complained to so many people about it and it actually felt good, lol.

Mum said such job is a pyramid kind of thing, I think it's called Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).
Some call it the Ponzi scheme.
And some of them could be illegal? (Not sure about that, I read the Singapore Laws regarding it and didn't really understand, so don't take my words for it)
Check whether the company they are in are one of DSAS member companies or not before deciding to join!
Do research to check its reliability!


Why am I so concerned about this?
I have been approached by a few of such friends (like secondary school friends I only talk once or twice with) who refused to listen to me saying I am not interested. And it makes me disgusted how people can resort to such means to drag you down with them. Guess that's what the world outside is like.

Why am I so pissed?
One of my close friends rejected these SCF and she got scolded by them. Wtf, my friend not interested in it you still die die cling on to her and scold her for what. F you.

Why do I keep ranting?
It's super irritating to keep having friends around you pretending to be close to you just so they can benefit. Eh hello? You ownself stupid (yeah I said it) still want to drag people down for what. You orbigood lah! We also not interested so stop it already!

Btw I am not prejudiced okay. I put myself in these people's shoes and thought, well they're kind of pitiful. I am sure if they could, they wouldn't have taken this path. Then I thought of all those methods they did to help themselves and I felt that I wasted time pitying them.

And to those SCF, if you are infuriated, then too bad.
What I am stating are facts, things that actually happened to me and my friends.
If you think I am talking about you, then I am and it means that you're guilty about this.

Well I say, you should let this be an expensive lesson learnt lah, better than losing a friend or two no?

Oh and a certain product from a certain company was banned a few years ago.
So be careful of what you're selling wor! >.<

Anyway, I am not the only one who have been complaining about this.
I did my research and many people have been talking about it in forums, sharing about their experiences regarding such stuff.
Google it yourself.

And some comments in random forums got me lol-ing.
(Just in case you decide to shoot me down, posting comments here by others doesn't mean I agree/disagree with them, I just think they're funny)

"Rope me in for 'talk' Say until like pig can fly. Tell me can earn alot. 2 or 3 mths can drive BMW. Its been a year already. He still driving Getz....."

"To me, it's not how much you earn, it's how you earn it.
I probably respect the fella who comes round everyday to clear my rubbish bin more than one of these as*ses"

(Regarding someone being brainwashed)
"Please WAKE UP!!! u need to go see a doc becos ur condition is very serious"

While some stated clearly what I said was true.

"haizzzz... makes ppl lose friends"

"Quick money earn through it got what use? You lose alot of friends in the process. It's like betraying your friend to sell product for you and "use" them."

"so what if u end up getting wealthier 1 day? but u'll be damm lonely with all ur friends leaving u for u pestering them" 

"i'm seriously sick of my frens or even classmates whom i'm not close at all being suddenly so nice,asking out,treating lunch and stuffs trying to trick u into joining...."

Anyway I gotta say this:
I am not aiming at any company or people in similar companies, I am just aiming at those SCF who actually force their friends to join!
Like those 死缠烂打的苍蝇!!!
Oh and also to raise awareness to my friends who could be possible victims!!!

To these SCF you have,
Money > Friends

They choose to make use of you and your kindness.
Don't be so dumb to trust your friends easily, even close ones.
Don't give them face when they least deserve it.

I am not claiming that such companies makes those SCF lose a lot of friends, it is these SCF that choose to lose their friends.

I will only respect you SCF if you don't do it the dirty way.
There is really nothing wrong for someone to promote a product and earn a commission but if someone says no, stop clinging on to him/her.
There's no point getting someone to join/get something that is of no use to him/her.
Please respect our decisions.

(edited from a comment that so freaking summarize what I want to express)
We hate the way you keep yourself on our toes even after numerous no, even after expressing our massive uninterest in your schemes or products. Call it positive sales attitude if you wish, but that's your positive trait that we dislike.

I see people who are working in such companies trying to defend themselves on forums.
And they personally also think that it's wrong to use force or pressurise friends to join them.
Why can't you guys learn from these people?

Anyway, if you are one of those SCF who enjoy your job and are actually earning $$$, then good for you lor.
Don't say I too biased.

Dear true friends of mine, just be careful.


  1. I totally know why you're so irritated! I have been a victim before too!!

  2. IKR! I am so irritated lor! They pretend to be nice and friendly to you. Make me feel so disgusted to know they actually have a motive!

  3. Exactly! I thought really so nice want to meet up with me, but then...I end up paying 10 bucks for some dai li quan thing la, because i know if i don't, the person's not going to stop nagging and trying to persuade me

  4. Yes omg! They cling on to you like madz. Siao one. KSS a lot of ppl under that company. NB.


Be nice, rude people suck.