Monday, June 27, 2011

Had one of the most funny moment yesterday and I should definitely blog about it!

On Saturday, Barry informed me that his brother in-law had given him 2 tickets to see acrobatic performance at Putra Stadium Bukit Jalil. The show is for the next day, on Sunday. I wasn't very excited but decided to give it a try since I would be lazing around my weekend anyway.

So we made our way to Bukit Jalil, reaching there at about 2.10pm. It was pretty early for a 3pm show... we thought. But we were shocked to see the full parking lot with people Q-ing at the stadium entrance! Never knew there would be so many people interested in acrobatic performance!

We walked in, find our seats, and while trying to get settled, something caught my attention. I thought the environment was very familiar. People with uniformed t-shirts are cheering, singing, clapping, showing their banners, and they are soooo motivated!

I was thinking... "Oh my God!!! Direct selling!!!".

I then tell Barry "No... this is not right... the stage is way too small for a acrobatic performance!".

I took out the ticket and it read 'E-Excel Convention'. With small prints of "Special appearance of acrobatic from Shandong China". Apparantly, this E-Excel thingy is celebrating their 20th year! Where was I in this 20 years as I have not heard of E-Excel before????!!!

Immediately after reading the ticket, I burst out laughing because the last thing I would do on a relaxing Sunday is to attend a direct-selling convention! Especially feeling like I've been tricked into it! Obviously Barry and his brother in-law was tricked too because the information that has been relayed to them is that... "It's a freaking acrobatic show from China!".

A convention on the other hand, doesn't interest me at all! So we left the stadium right after we saw how motivated those bunch of people are. Well don't get me wrong. It is not like I have something against direct selling or whatsoever. But attending these conventions are pretty B>O>R>I>N>G>>>!!!! . It would start with speech from their VVIP, more speeches from Directors, speeches from their upper line about how successful people are, from rags to riches, from making a living by selling char kuey teow to driving Mercedes now, (sounds familiar right??), and these speeches really turns me off!

And so realizing that we would have to bear probably few hours of speeches before we get to see a small acrobatic team performing on the small stage, we decided to just spend the rest of the day relaxing at a coffee shop. We ended up have a pretty heavy tea-time at Ole-Ole Bali at Sunway Pyramid.. and Barry had a good cup of coffee too!

Moral of the story: Read invitation carefully, INCLUDING the small prints! ;)



4 comments :

ongzi said...

oso....
dont believe DirectSalesCo

Joyce Yap said...

Hahaha~ True true~~~
And there is no free lunch! Thought could have a FOC acrobatic performance from China... :P

ET said...

MLM sucks

Joyce Yap said...

Agree! Hahahaha!!!