Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Anything For A Buck?
Remember the show Newhart that was on in the 80’s? Larry and his brother Daryl and his other brother Daryl ran a restaurant and a sideline business called "anything for a buck".
Sometimes I think Ambot and I are running a similar side business doing whatever for a buck. One of the joys of being self employed and semi retired is we can leave the shop in the hands of our employees and we can kind of take on impromptu opportunities. Ambot doesn’t like to lose out on a money making opportunity, therefore explains the descent into Amway hell.
Ambot comes home one night after visiting a friend of ours who is a house painter and occasionally he gets large jobs and needs to hire helpers. He’s got the interior of an 8000 square foot house to paint and needs help. So Ambot volunteers that I’ll come work for him. Hunh??? Now how did that happen? Especially since every time we paint a room Ambot bitches at me for doing a shitty job and then he ends up taking over. I don’t think I do all that bad a job painting but I’m not looking to hire myself out as a painter. Oh, I guess I didn’t. Thanks Ambot.
So it takes overnight for the shock of me working for someone else to wear in and in the morning I ask Ambot how much money I’m going to get paid for painting. He said that’s still to be discussed.....
Ambot doesn’t like to miss an opportunity to earn some money so he’s kind of like Larry and Darryl and Darryl. I think that’s what drew him into this whole Amway mess. Having some fucking Amway asshole promising you will be making an extra $1000/month by only working 10 to 15 hours a week is very appealing. Even more appealing when the upline Platinum and Diamond speakers up the ante and say you can earn $80K/year, $100K/year and up and up and up it goes!
So there you have it. Proof that there are better ways than Amway to make money without hardly trying.
"Anything for a buck" and we don't have to rip people off!
And for those of you wondering whether I actually helped paint that house – hell no!