- The multi-level marketing business promises quick financial success to its agents
- A balut vendor had a funny text exchange with a networker and has gone viral
- Netizens are divided on who has the better point
One balut vendor has gone viral since February 22 when his text exchange with a multi-level marketer was posted on Facebook.
In a series of screenshots of their conversation, the balut vendor successfully argued his way against a persistent networker who's inviting him to join his networking group.
Networkers usually brags about their life-changing decision to join a multi-level marketing company.
They post photos of mansions, fancy cars, international vacations, and checks or cash of large sums that they allege they now have thanks to successful multi-marketing.
All these are used to entice others to join their networking schemes.
While it may be true that some agents do get to be successful and earn lots of money in networking, a majority of people also go in debt after failing to grow their pyramid.
This is what the balut vendor, who normally earns a few hundreds every night scouting the streets, pointed out to the networker.
In the first screenshot, the networker reached out to the balut vendor first.
After asking him what his job was, the networker offered him to join AIM Global for an initial investment of PHP 6,980, which he said will grow eventually.
The balut vendor rejected him saying he has no money to begin with.
The networker then made the usual pitch that this is the balut vendor's chance to be a millionaire.
But the balut vendor was not having it. He turned the table and asked the networker about his job and how long he has been a networker.
After learning that the networker has been doing it for three years already, the balut vendor questioned why he's still working as an OFW in Saudi Arabia.
"Sa 3 years mo nang nasa AIM Global e bakit nasa Saudi ka pa rin hanggang ngayon? Di ba sabi mo, gaganda buhay ko o magkakaroon ako ng chance maging milyonaryo? E bakit sa 3 taon mo sa AIM Global e hindi mo nagawa yan sa sarili mo, di ba dapat nakauwi ka na?" said the balut vendor in the chat exchange.
The networker was only able to answer, "Hindi naman kasi lahat, sir."
This prompted the balut vendor to give him some life tips.
"O ayan naman pala, e kung sa sarili mo nga di mo nagawa gumanda buhay mo dahil sa AIM Global, e bakit pati ako idadamay mo? Edi marami na tayong aasa sa wala," said the vendor.
He also offered the networker some witty invitation for his balut business.
"Ako magbabalut lang ako at oo maliit nga kita ko pero mabenta naman araw-araw may bumibili, ang produkto niyo mahal.. sa tingin mo araw-araw may bibili niyan naka ilang post na ba kayo sa Facebook. Wala pumapansin??? Ako sisigaw lang BALUT! BALUT! May papansin sa akin... ikaw baka gusto mo rin magtinda ng balut? Nagpaparesell ako.. ikaw na lang mag-invest sa balutan ko."
Netizens are divided on who had a better sales pitch.
Since being posted Facebook, it has been shared more than 55,000 times as of this writing.
It had more than 6,000 comments and more than 52,000 reactions.
On February 2, Guhit Pinas member and artist Aubrey So took away her life due to depression. This video is to pay tribute to Aubrey and to raise awareness about mental health. Rest in peace, Aubrey.
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