The idea for this comic was given to me by my good friend Sheri Dover. Sheri had been invited out to coffee, allegedly to discuss possible synergy between her business and the individual. Imagine her surprise when somehow the conversation segue strayed to the friend’s multi level marketing “business opportunity.” As if Sheri doesn’t have enough to do running her own business! Her comment was that the deception/lack of transparency in this scenario was over the top. This same stupid thig has happened to me on more than one occasion. I hate the Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) model on general principle. The chump end customer is way way overpaying for whatever the product is, because each distributor up the pyramid gets a cut. Plus, the MLM model is often used to distribute “health” products of questionable value. Interestingly, people tend not to recruit their REALLY GOOD friends, because they don’t want to annoy them. And most of the time you end up pestering all your aquaintences, trying to build a downline so you don’t have to work so hard to sell a product that after a while people catch on to and stop buying, or don’t want in the first place. Damnit, if you want to sell a product, get it into stores.

You also might know, recycling and recycling community activism is one of my passions, so knowing that and using it as bait, someone would be able to get me to go out for coffee.

Kangen Water is a MLM product that one of my friends swears by. To his credit, he didn’t try to recruit me. It is a filter that is supposed to do something magical to your tap water and bring you amazing health benefits. Of course you have to drink huge amounts of this magical water. Personally I believe any benefits you see come from drinking large amounts of water.

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