Thursday, January 18, 2018
Whenever we attended an Amway meeting held in an auditorium where a Diamond or an Emerald was speaking we had to cough up ten bucks apiece. A mere price to pay for the knowledge and wisdom we were going to learn from them. LOL!
Yeah right. Rip off! Rip off!
Someone left a comment that the price is now $15 but price tag doesn't really matter other than Ambots getting ripped off another $5 for a bunch of useless bullshit Amway Amspeak propaganda. In Amway its all about the bastards at the top of the pyramid ripping off everyone clinging to the bottom.
Usually shithead Platinums were in charge of selling tickets at the door and they’d want checks payable to Cash. You’d also have to write in the name of your Platinum in the memo line in case the check bounced the Diamond would know whose ass to ride for the infraction.
Probably not too many people know that checks payable to cash are not always accepted by financial institutions. Checks are supposed to be made payable to the person whose name is on the account its being deposited into. I worked in the Bank of America many years ago for about 3 months thanks to my cousin’s husband who was a manager. Until a better job came along and I quit and he was pissed but who cares they divorced a couple years later. It was the policy years ago and according to someone who still works there she confirms checks payable to cash are not always accepted. These days they're rejected if they go through the automatic banking machine and a sharp eyed teller opening the envelopes catches it. Better chance if the person goes inside to a teller and explains why they have a check payable to cash drawn on someone else’s bank account. This is because anyone who gets their hands on a check payable to cash can cash it because its not payable to an actual person. Checks payable to cash can be legitimate and simply a case of the check writer being unaware they shouldn’t be doing this in case the check gets stolen or goes missing. The reason checks payable to cash may be rejected is due to the suspicion of possible fraudulent activity.
Hmm. Checks payable to cash. Possibility of fraud. Amway. Kind of all fits why the cult leaders want checks payable to cash. Who declares “cash” when filing their taxes? No Amway cult leaders that's for sure.
That aside, even though its a legitimate reason for a bank to refuse to accept the check it can be hit or miss if a check payable to cash is accepted by the teller.
The cult leaders want checks payable to cash because multiple people may be splitting the proceeds. At least two people receive these checks.
First off the school needs to be paid for the rental of the auditorium so someone probably an Emerald or Platinum takes care of that. The rest of the checks are handed over to the Diamond speaker as payment for showing up to bestow wisdom on the masses. Or if the Diamond is smart enough has someone else run those checks payable to cash through their bank and hands the cash over directly to the Diamond who sticks it in his pocket. That way there's no paper trail leading back to the Diamond and Uncle Sam ain't catching on. Though an Ambot somewhere is getting stuck with a record of a deposit going through their account. Fistfuls of checks payable to cash for $10 each. Could be buying joints for all an audit would show.
There was a local hotel booked for meetings where the upline Emerald spoke. Ambot found out that one of the IBO’s relatives managed this hotel and they’d get the meeting room for free. The $10 checks payable to cash would them be handed directly to the Emerald to deposit into his account. The last meeting I attended in this hotel there had to be over one hundred people there. Very few were guests in attendance who got in for free.
That’s a quick $1000 the Emerald just earned for showing up to brainwash the cult followers for a couple of hours.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
One day Ambot opens his expensive box of shit from Amway and pulls out a bunch of Nutrilite vitamins that his upline has brainwashed him into believing he had to have.
One of the useless vitamins he pulled forth was called Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables.
What the fuck do we need this for? I asked him.
This is to make sure we get our 5 to 10 fruits and vegetables each day he says.
Are you shitting me? I ask.
I mean what is wrong with this picture? Taking 2 vitamins a day because some asshole from the Amway cult stage says you can take them instead of eating healthy fresh fruit and vegetables. What kind of a fucking moron believes that bullshit? Answer - a brainwashed IBO.
Since when do we have trouble getting our 5 to 10 a day? OK, maybe when we have to attend an Amway function getting in healthy meals might be challenging.
I was brought up to eat an orange or half a grapefruit with my breakfast every day so that is probably the only meal of the day where I might only have one serving of fruit. Sometimes 2 servings if you count juice. I’m not real big on drinking juice and calling it the same thing as a serving of fruit. I guess its the same way I feel about eating a vitamin and calling it the same thing as eating a fruit. I usually have juice in the house but I don’t necessarily drink it at breakfast time. I’m more likely to make a strawberry or banana smoothie to drink at breakfast or mid-morning than drink juice.
For lunch and dinner I usually eat 2 or 3 fruits and/or vegetables. Salads made with either fruits or veggies or sometimes fruit is part of the dessert. Gotta love those banana splits!
I was always told if I was hungry to eat an apple. If I wasn’t hungry enough to eat an apple then I wasn’t hungry. I remember that old saying about how an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I eat at least one apple everyday, usually more. Seems to be working. No health issues. A person like me who shops at least once a week at a produce store has a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables in the crisper. I also grow my own fruits and vegetables. I have a few fruit trees around the yard and grow rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries too. Nice going out in the morning when they’re in season and having fresh berries with my cereal. I’m not big on growing vegetables and technically that rhubarb is a vegetable but I have potatoes, onions, lettuce, pumpkins, and tomatoes on the grow. Except not all of them grow so well…. It’s kind of fun trying though. Kind of like burying the top of a pineapple and hoping for a crop. I keep doing it no matter how many times I don’t get a pineapple crop. So much for those fucking Amway losers who stop by this blog and call me a quitter.
Do I sound like a person who needs to take 2 Nutrilite vitamins daily to get my 5 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables? Sometimes I can get in my daily intake just be wandering around the garden and snacking!
Nutrilite Fruit and Vegetable vitamins cost $40.99. There are 60 vitamins in a bottle but you gotta take 2 a day so it only lasts a month. Amway was kind enough to break down the amount down on their website - costs $1.37 per day. They are very careful to say 2 vitamins a day = the amount of phytonutrients in over 10 servings of fruit and veggies though it excludes mentioning which 10 fruits and vegetables were part of this study. Hell they exclude who did the survey. Maybe some Amway employees penned it after a night of drinking!
I usually spend less than $20/week on fresh fruit and vegetables but lets call it $20 for the sake of rounding up. Divided by 2 people is $10/week for this good stuff. Divide by 7 days = $1.43 a day to get 5 to 10 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Just pennies a day more than Amway's 2 vitamins. For real food. Good food that you can actually eat and not feel hungry afterwards. I can't say that about vitamins!
The bigger picture is what are people not getting by eating those shitty vitamins instead of fresh fruit and vegetables. The health benefits. Many fruits and vegetables are thought to be cancer fighters, help prevent osteoporosis, and other possible benefits for preventing some illnesses. What about fibre? What about Vitamins A, B, and C? What about Potassium? What about Iron? I could go on and on but I'm sure you get the picture.
None of that in those Nutrilite concentrated fruit and vegetable vitamins. Or maybe there is but its not listed on Amway's nutritional information on their web page. Could be trace amounts.
There are other options available such as V8 juices and similar juices that equal 2 fruit servings by drinking a glass. Its not my first choice but it would be preferable to gulping back 2 vitamins.
I can not fill up on 2 vitamins a day the way I can by eating an apple, a banana, a cup of grapes, sticking a sweet potato in the microwave, or adding a tomato to my sandwich. I’m already at 5 servings of fruit and vegetables and its probably not even dinnertime. Its not hard to get those servings in.
Nutrilite sucks! So do those fucking Amway assholes that tell you to eat vitamins instead of fresh produce!
And now its time to go water my garden!