Might I make a suggestion for your MLM business?  Keep me out of it.

I’ve tried a few of your products.  I have a basket full of doTerra oils that are rotting on the shelf. (My kid, the one who’s is sick all the time who I thought would benefit? He gets respiratory inflammation from the oils, they made him worse thankyouverymuch).  And that skinnywrap that was just to die for?  After I bought and used a 6 pack with absolutely zero results, my consultant advised me that they don’t really do anything for skinny girls.  It might have been nice to tell the skinny girl that before I shoveled out my hard earned cash for your vacation.

Don’t even get me started on Lularoe.  I refuse to even entertain the possibility that they’re decent quality clothing, let alone something I could never live without.  Even if someone could show me clear data that they are indeed the life-changing product some women claim they are, and worth every penny, I wouldn’t buy a pair of buttery leggings, just on principle.  Why on God’s green earth would I want buttery legs anyway?  Eww!  I might have listened at first, but you were rude to add me to your pop up Facebook party.  Really rude.  I don’t want the leggings, and I don’t want my facebook feed filled with obnoxious, gaudy patterns all day so that you can get your hostess prize.

The worst of it is these people who think that Plexus or Thrive (or whatever other supplement they want to make money on) is a substitute for medical intervention.  I’ve endured a few health problems which I originally believed to be perimenopause related.  I posted a few questions in a friends group (not product related) and one of my dear friends (she’s a kind, lovely, wonderful woman, truly), messaged me about the $150 a month package of supplements that would cure all that ails me.  I demurred and sought medical advice instead, and low and behold, I needed it.  After a few months of tests, physical therapy and other treatments, I’m looking at a couple of minor surgical procedures necessary to treat my symptoms.  How long would I have suffered needlessly and how many bunny trails would I have gone down if I would have taken my friend’s suggestion instead of listening to my gut?  There is nothing new under the sun, your product is not the proprietary wonder the manufacturer claims, and it’s made in a factory.  If I want nutrition, I’ll get it in my garden, not from a factory.

Here’s the thing though, it’s not nice to manipulate your friends for your MLM business.  I have regretted every single MLM purchase I have ever made, and every single purchase has been because a nice person has asked me to make it.  I’m over it.  I don’t care what you’re selling or why, if you’re my friend, leave me out of it.


About the author: Alethea is a runner, a gardener, a special needs mom, and a writer.  She has been happily married for time immemorial, and thinks way too much.  If you want to read more from her, give her a gander at https://benswritingrunningmom.me


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