Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ya, ya, ok, so my products are not good?



I went to a reflexology center a few days ago, thinking that I could have a nice, relaxing foot massage while waiting for the kids to finish school. I've never been to that place before so I thought I'd be left in peace. How wrong I was. The moment the 'sifu' started my massage, the lady cashier started promoting 'her products', supposedly 'the best' in the market, based on years of research in a developed country.


The lady asked me what shampoo I used, to which I answered 'rejoice', and as expected, received the disapproving 'not good'. She went on to promote the products and her multi-level-marketing business. Hmm...I've experienced many MLM businesses before, blame it on my youth and ... the desire to always have the best. Now I can only conclude that yes, maybe the products- toiletries, supplements etc are good, but they are also really expensive.


I've quit buying those expensive products. Thank god I finally realized that life has to be lived realistically. Within one's means. If all the products in the supermarket are really that bad, then perhaps 3/4 of the world population or more would all be affected. Come to think of it, those are the products my parents used on me since I was born anyway, and touch wood, there haven't been any serious health problems in the family. Those products couldn't be that unsafe then. Well, I've got to live within my means anyway...

8 comments:

Gallivanter on July 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM said...

The products are generally the same, but one tries to get away by making the price expensive, so making you think that it's quality. A marketing ploy 101.

Wel^Beiolman on July 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM said...

what?I oso use rejoice...haha

劉佳仲 on July 27, 2010 at 9:35 PM said...

人生最重要的一件事,就是從生活中認識你自己。............................................................

smallkucing on July 27, 2010 at 9:48 PM said...

me also use rejoice.

Never been for a foot massage coz i "geli" people touching my feet but been for facial. Really dont like if the beautician promote product during facial session.

Verone on July 28, 2010 at 10:36 AM said...

Gallivanter- indeed!
wel- LOL you'd have gotten the 'no good' advice too!
smallkucing- very annoying when they do that. They should know better that such practice can drive the customer away!

凱v胡倫 on August 3, 2010 at 9:09 AM said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

ajoyly on August 4, 2010 at 2:10 PM said...

Have you heard of this? A multi level company (direct selling) especially selling nutritional products will always come with this story, ' You know, one woman have cervical cancer, advanced stage. The doctor said, there is no hope. Asked the family to make her confortable and wait for death. Then a friend introduced her this product. She took the food supplement and fully recovered from her illness '

Sounds familiar isn't it? No personal details etc.. You are right it is just propaganda to help sell the products. It is presented in such a way to make it appear effective. Actually it is just a made up story. There is no truth in it.

Verone on August 4, 2010 at 7:03 PM said...

ajoyly- yes, I've heard the story over and over again, always with different products. My my, what is happening to our society? Do people care too much for money they are willing to do anything for it? :-(

 

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