Saturday, November 20, 2010
I’d like to say the last meeting Ambot attended was the last dime he spent on Amway.
Unfortunately it wasn’t. He hadn’t yet received professional help for leaving a cult.
Someone upline who claimed to be a double eagle maybe he was once but now only had one active leg, phoned to hound Ambot to buy 150 PV worth of products because an upline couple wanted to reach their next goal of going Platinum.
Even though he’d stopped going to meetings, Ambot was still influenced by the cult and he dutifully pulled out his credit card and purchased $500 in Amway products after that phone call.
The bugger phoned again a few days later to hound Ambot to attend the next function.
“Can’t afford it,” said Ambot. “I spent all my money buying those products so those bastards (my word not his) would have enough PV to reach their next level.”
Oddly enough this weirdo still phones from time to time to ask Ambot how he’s doing even though we’ve cut ties with anything Amway.
Ambot is pleasant enough to him and will chat for awhile. In fact the fellow showed up at our house a few months ago to pick up a book that he’d leant us (that we’d never read). It wasn’t on the Amway reading list so he had to be rather hush hush about it.