Bimbo in 2013 you started hounding me to buy Forever Living Clean 9 product from you. Everyday on bbm you'd send me before and after pictures showing extreme before and after weight loss of people you swore were your clients and had used the product. It sounded like a load of crap to me, the program was just for 9 days, how could they have lost all that weight in just 9 DAYS but you swore it was real *rme*.
After constant pressure from you I did a blog post asking my readers if anyone had heard about or used the product and if they can verify it's effectiveness. Most said they hadn't, others said it didn't work and I should lose weight the natural way.
I decided to take it a bit further and do some online research. I learnt that it's just a detoxifying product and all the people that had used it said they lost at most two inches off their waists or bellies. I told you this Bimbo but you assured me that they were wrong, they most likely didn't do the program the proper way and that you would teach me how to use it so that it can produce the kind of results you often showed me in the before and after pictures.
It took me months to become convinced, mainly because I was not bouyant at the time and I did not want to throw 20,000 naira on something that wouldn't work.
Still the pressure and constant badgering came from you. At some point you even wanted to register me as a distributor and I had to ask you not to. It was all sweet talk, pestering and reassurances from you Bimbo, until the moment I paid the 20k and you got the alert.
I remember how a few days before I paid you someone told me that the same Clean 9 was going for about 4k less than what you were selling, in online stores. I checked our on lines stores and truly their price was much cheaper than yours, also I'd used them before and I knew they were reliable. BUT no, I'd promised Abimbola I would buy from her, she's a friend and I'd given her my word. I paid the money into your account regardless and you had promised I would get it that day.
You never called or pinged to ask if it was delivered to me. I asked that it be delivered to the office in Victoria Island which is very easy to find, much easier than my house, which was why I gave that address in the first place. For three consecutive days I'd sit outside after hours waiting for something that never came. On the second day Bimbo I pinged you to ask you about it and you flippantly said that you didn't know and informed me that you would be traveling out that night. Huh? Then I tried calling your phone and it was off. It stayed off for weeks.
In those weeks, Bimbo you never once pinged or called to ask if I got the product. You who had assured me that you would educate me on how to use it to get the best results, you never bothered to do that. FOREVER LIVING is this the kind of distributors you have, is it always just about money?
When you returned back to the country about two months later, you didn't bother to reach out or even ask if the product worked. No, because that didn't matter, all that mattered was that I paid you for it.
This was probably in October 2014. I'd taken to calling your phone about once every week and it was always off, but the day it rang I was glad that you were back so that you could tell me why I didn't receive the product and more importantly return my money to me. I was going to ask you for my money immediately but when I spoke to you, I couldn't, you were after all my friend.
You said you would call me back, you needed to call the office and find out what happened, you said you would have them deliver it to me immediately and I should send the address again. Three days later and still no delivery I got really upset and this time around I asked for a refund.
Bimbo you blatantly refused to pay me back my money. Between October 2014 and now you NEVER called me even ONE time to explain or apologize. It's always I who has had to call and say Abimbola please pay be back my money. I paid in full for a product I never received and I want my money back! You would give flimsy excuses of how you hadn't been paid for months and then you would swear that you didn't have a kobo to your name.
I found that funny because
1. You work in the Judiciary and you're paid very reasonably, as a lawyer who was called a number of years ago.
2. Your father, who you still live with and who is very responsible for you is a senior staff of the Judiciary and is very very comfortable.
3. You have a number of businesses that you're doing besides your day job and your Forever Living business.
Still, I played the understanding friend. Occasionally I would say "Ok Bimbo. Please when you have the money remember to pay me back". I sent very nice texts saying I understood and even empathized with you. You claimed that the money I payed was for Forever Living and you couldn't refund my money until you were able to sell another one or something ridiculous like that.
Bimbo since October 2014 I have begged, pleaded, asked, called, text, appealed for my money. All to no avail. Initially you used to respond and ask for more time. In December you took to completely ignoring my calls and my texts.
Now here's the thing. Abimbola twenty thousand naira (20,000) cannot make much difference in anybody's life, but YOU must pay me back my money because the attitude you have displayed from the moment I started asking you for it, nay, from the moment I paid you, is just unbelievable. You've been irresponsible and dishonest. From the moment you got the alert I could go to hell for all you cared. Madam you had promised to walk me through it, promised to educate me on how to use it, promised to follow my progress and keep me informed, yet the minute I paid you I stopped hearing from you. YOU the same person who would send questionable before and after photos to my phone, you never even called to ask if I received the product.
Yesterday morning I sent you messages, probably the 6th or 7th this year alone, and I informed you that if I didn't get an alert by 10am I would post this. I told you I would include your phone numbers and other personal details about you. I would also include your full name and your pictures.
BUT you used to be a very good friend of mine and I would not do that, YET. I'm asking again, PLEASE Bimbo pay me my money today. I have sent you my account details severally. If you don't have the details anymore, please let me know and I'll send it to you again.
Thanks a lot.
PS; I also said I would copy Forever Living on social network. If I don't get my money I would have to explore the legal implication of this; are distributors employees of the company? If so then the company is vicariously liable and I could make you both parties to a law suit. And of course we both know that 20,000 naira is not what I will be praying to the court for. Yes, that's how angered I am by your insouciant behavior Abimbola.
PPS. While I may not have evidence of payment as it was an online transfer, I have the records and chats from the time I paid you, and you acknowledged receipt, and every other thing that has followed till date. Twenty thousand naira really isn't worth all this stress, but it's the principle in the thing that matters here, so I'm willing to go through the stress.