Friday, August 26, 2011
Married to an Ambot is One Year Old!
My first post was on August 26 2010 so today marks the one year anniversary of Anna Banana’s Married to an Ambot Blog!
I started writing this blog so I could get a lot of things off my chest about how we were badly treated by our Amway upline, the money we lost, the things I witnessed, and to curse out our upline. In writing my blog I was hoping it might help other wives out there stuck in this helpless place of dealing with a husband brainwashed by the Amway cult.
It became kind of clear to me as 2010 wound to a close that I was running out of stories. When you’re inside the Amway scam for under a year there is only a limited amount of bad memories to fall back on. After 4 months of blogging I was running out of material. In fact I remember bringing it up in a post I wrote earlier this year that I probably wouldn’t post quite as often because I’ve pretty much covered our Amway penance.
But just when I think that all the stories I have to tell have been told I read something that jogs a memory and I write about it. Or one of those Amway assholes phones Ambot and that motivates me to write a post cursing them out. Recently Ambot’s sponsor Captain Fuck Up phoned to say he was buying something and the price tag and wanted to know if Ambot knew where he could buy it cheaper. What? Amway doesn’t sell it? Ambot claims that Captain Fuck Up quit Amway around the same time we did but seeing as how I don’t talk to the son of a bitch I have no way of verifying that one way or the other. Someone left a comment for me a few months ago asking how do I know for sure that Captain Fuck Up still isn’t an Amway IBO. The answer is I don’t know but either way I’ll forever refer to him as that fucking Amway asshole to Ambot. I know that our former sack of shit Platinum sent the word out to all IBO’s in our former line that they’re not to have anything more to do with Ambot or me after we quit Amway. I constantly bring that up to Ambot that Captain Fuck Up is disobeying the cult leader’s orders when he phones or stops by and Ambot keeps trying to convince me that it doesn’t matter what the cult leader says because Captain Fuck Up is no longer in Amway. I say it makes no difference - there should be no contact. Yeah I wish.
In case anyone is wondering Captain Fuck Up is not allowed in our house. Whenever he stops by he parks on the street and Ambot goes out to talk to him. You’d think the dumb ass bastard would get a clue. Come on guys! If your friend’s wife won’t let you in the door that is a huge clue! Most men can figure out when their friend’s wife can’t stand them and they stay away. Most men who got their friend involved in a cult and caused a loss of money and emotional distress and know the wife is even more pissed off at him than before would really stay the hell away. Not this arrogant prick. What’s wrong with people?
So to the two most evil, hated men in our former upline - our sponsor the arrogant Captain Fuck Up and the pompous sack of shit Platinum cult leader - let me send out a good old FUCK YOU in honor of my one year anniversary of blogging. If it wasn’t for you two troublemaking bastards this blog wouldn’t exist.
I have a lot of readers, many stop by my blog daily to see if I have written a new post. I hate to disappoint them by not writing something but sometimes the well is dry. Depends what I’m doing that day too. I might be super busy or not in a writing kind of mood.
I’ve enjoyed chatting to many of you and hearing your stories. Some of the comments readers have left are very sad and heartwrenching and I always send out good thoughts that you can recover financially and emotionally from the Amway hell.
I like it when some brainwashed ambot stops by to leave a canned Amspeak response straight from a tape. Oops! Make that CD. IBOFB will be shitting his pants demanding to know where I got hold of a tape when they’ve been extinct for years. I get the typical feedback comments from brainwashed IBO’s: quitter, loser, didn’t try hard enough, negative, unchristian, lazy, dream stealer, working for somebody else, blah, blah, blah. Sometimes I have a little fun and feature their response as a new blog topic with my response back to them. Like they’re ever going to come back and read it but the rest of us can have a laugh at their expense.
A few new bloggers have even popped up in the past year: MLM Punisher, Lobotomized, and John who was writing Ambot.0 and then it fizzled. Oh wait. These are all Joecool’s aliases! I love it when a new blogger gets up and running and we can hear their story. A few people who’ve left comments on my blog have considered writing about their Amway experiences and I hope they join the blogging community one day too.
So have I accomplished what I set out to do according to the tag line on my blog?
My story of what its like to be married to an Amway cult follower. I expose the lies that our upline told and what happens at Amway meetings and functions. I leave the explanations of why Amway is a poor business opportunity or the tool scam to other bloggers. This blog mainly exists to curse out my former upline, aka the cult leaders, and to let everyone know what kind of idiots I had to put up with.
Yes, I’ve got the word out what it was like living with my husband and the Amway bullshit canned speeches he constantly flung out. Oh yeah I’ve covered many lies told by our upline. And yes for the most part I’ve left the technical explanations of the Amway business opportunity to bloggers who have more experience in this area who can spell it out in rational logical posts. For sure I’ve done a great job at using my blog to curse out my former upline! I’m sure my readers have no doubt that my upline are a bunch of fucking idiots.
So yes I’d say I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. Horrible situations that happened in our lives can benefit others only if we write down our experiences and share them. Current IBO’s and the people from Amway head office who show up to read my blog might not be too thrilled that I’m getting the truth out there about our Amway experience but that’s their problem. If Amway kept better control of their cult leaders and put a stop to downline abuse and priced their products competitively and stopped ripping off people then blogs like mine wouldn’t exist.
The one year mark doesn’t mean I’m done blogging or even slowing down as I already figured out a few months ago. Just because I think I’ve covered all the Amway horror stories I experienced doesn’t mean its so. Where do I keep coming up with this stuff?
To the women who’ve dropped me a line thanking me for my blog and letting them know they’re not alone in what they’re experiencing being married to an ambot - I say keep strong and I’m sending you good thoughts and positive vibes that your husbands see the light really soon and your escape from the Amway nightmare happens real soon.