Someone set me up once with a "recruiter". He went through his spiel with his pretty brochures but wouldn't let me touch them. What he didn't know was that, having been an elementary school teacher, I could read upside-down. In tiny upside-down type, it said something like: "Do not allow prospect to keep this brochure. Property of Amway"
I sat there and listened for a bit while I drank my iced tea and laughed while he tried to convince me that saving money on a purchase was the same thing as making money, then finally asked him flat out "Is this Amway?".
A surprised look crossed his face, and after hesitating he admitted it was. I told him "Not interested, I'm not that stupid." and immediately walked out…
… leaving him with the bill.
@Filker, I had a similar experience. Found out they will go a long way to avoid saying “amway”
I've had that happen once, it was sad honestly. I wasn't even anywhere near sober and the idea seemed like absolute bullshjt regardless. Second time an old acquaintance invited me out to catch up, but blew it when he started talking about an "amazing opportunity". Haven't talked to him since
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me 7 or 8 times, shame on me.
Literally just happened to me the other day. An old friend posted on fb "if you could go anywhere in the world and money wasn't an issue, where would you go?" I was like, "cool, if money was no issue, I'd love to see the pyramids I guess." I just thought it was some sort of fun poll to see where people want to go. So I said that. She pm'ed me like, "so you want to see the pyramids? Let's meet for coffee and I can make that happen. " I was all, "know what, I'm actually really happy just staying home. Thanks though."
@SWAT the fireman, Friend of mine must be involved in the same thing. He pitched me some garbage recently starting with the "travel anywhere, money not an issue, blablabla" stuff. The sad thing is he, like most people involved in pyramid schemes, really thinks he's in on some secret and not falling into a scam hole.