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I have been approached to join a few multi-level marketing businesses before and the sales pitch always has a desperate tone. They won't take "no" for an answer and it's hard to stay friends if you've rejected someone who's trying to recruit you or sell to you. That's why they call it N.F.L. marketing (No Friends Left). It's sad that I have to avoid certain people at work or in the hallway at church because I don't want a sales pitch from a friend.
As much as I love to see my loved ones filled with the false hope that get rich quick MLM schemes bring into their eyes, it's really awkward to have to turn them down over and over again. My thought is usually, "if the last thing you were into was supposed to be your key to success, then why are you still broke and trying to sell me stuff I don't need with this new company?"
Here's a non-exhaustive list of stuff that friends have tried to guilt me into buying :
Magnet bracelets that improve your circulation
Magic berry juice that heals all ailments
Ameriprise Financial Advising (from someone who couldn't balance a checkbook)
Money Giving Club (this one is hilarious...I'll blog about this one in a later post)
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