Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Seeing Shitty Amway Products Everywhere?
There was a special announced at a spa I’ve never been to and I think that’s a good way to try out a new place. If the treatment is not what you’re expecting then you haven’t wasted too much money and you can stick with your regular spa.
The new spa offers the usual type of beauty treatments and is a one woman show, sole female proprietor. There are no other employees. Very nice, clean spa. Lovely lady. No complaints about the shop or the owner.
Yup a real business owner. Not some phony ass Amway “independent business owner”!
I’m sitting in the chair for my pedi and choosing the nail polish color. I don’t recognize any of the polish brands. Name doesn’t really matter much to me anyway. Color is more important than who makes it. I choose a cute color and wait for her to set things up and look around the room. On the far side are bookshelves with various lotions and beauty products. Nothing unusual there. Any hair salon or spa has similar products displayed.
And then I see it. On the top shelf. Two boxes with stripes. They look suspiciously like the puke yellow and green stripes on a box of nasty shitty Amway food bars. It even looks like the printing running sideways between the stripes is in the same spot where Nutrilite is spelled on the Amway shit bars. I’m too far away to read it but I’m really suspicious now and spend the whole pedi treatment glaring at those two boxes. It looks to me like the boxes on the shelves are bigger than the one the Amway shit bars come in. It also looks like a couple of lemons are on one box. Amway food bars are shitty enough without putting in sour lemon flavor. I decide its probably citrus scented lotion and comes in a box with similar stripe packing.
I keep looking around the room. The bottles of lotions from the facial are near enough to where I’m sitting that I can read the labels. They are definitely not Artistry. Just some standard beauty salon lotions. But I can’t help myself from going back and staring at those two boxes on the top of those shelves.
Pedicure is done and I move over to the station for the manicure. I am now closer to the bookshelves and those boxes and can read them. No doubt about it. Those are fucking Nutrilite food bar boxes!
All I can think the whole time I’m getting my mani is oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck I better not get an Amway pitch! And if I do get prospected I’ve got to get a response ready. And if I don’t get an Amway pitch I’m going to leave her an extra big tip for not harrassing me.
I sneak glances around the spa. I don’t see any Amway products or propaganda. The proprietor is a very nice woman, quiet not too chatty. Definitely not using FORM on me. I wonder if her husband has gotten involved in the Amway scam and she is too embarrassed to approach people but she wants to support her husband so she puts those 2 boxes of Nutrilite bars on the top shelf and hopes no one will notice them and ask her anything. Or perhaps she knows someone else who’s in Amway and that’s her way of getting them to shut up by sticking a couple of boxes way up there and hoping no one notices them.
My guess if she was really an Amway commissioned salesperson her upline would be riding her ass about using only Amway Artistry cosmetics, lotions, and nail polish in her spa and Amway shit would be all over the place. Any woman whether or not she runs a beauty salon knows when they look at the Amway catalogue and sees those fucking outrageously overpriced products that they can buy similar products for a quarter of the price Amway charges. You gotta watch the bottom line when you’re in business. Except when you’re in the Amway business where you’re expected to drop hundreds of dollars a month into shitty overpriced products. She had lots and lots of different colored nail polish. No way in hell does Amway offer that kind of color selection. She can probably buy 10 nail polishes for the same price as Amway charges for one.
I got the best facial I’ve ever had so I’m definitely going back there. I just hope the Amway pitch doesn’t come out after one has become a repeat customer!