Social media was flooded with news of the MMM crash yesterday. Just on Saturday morning, my friend Mr Q called this lady friend of his who'd been trying to talk him into investing in MMM but he's just not the kind of person who'd put his money in that sort of thing. He called her to tell her he was hearing that some panic is being created in their MMM community and if she has cleared out her money. She became very animated, saying MMM can never crash, and the government is jealous and MMM has even increased the interest from 30% to 50% and MMM is infallible, it's not a ponzy scheme, it's here's to stay and it's only getting stronger and what not. In fact her boyfriend was with her and he took the phone from her and began to shout rather unnecessarily that MMM is a legitimate lifesaver and there's nothing anybody can do or say that can make MMM fail, the government can only try but it is them that will fail instead, people should leave them alone to do their MMM and nobody is forcing others to join.
Two days later the MMM website froze.
Mr Q called his lady friend and until now she's not taking his calls.
Mr Q is gloating. He belongs to the first category of people post MMM crash.
1. The Gloaters. The ones who are happy about the crash. The ones who kept on trying to warn MMM people that it's a ponzy scheme and an unsustainable one at that, like all ponzy schemes. These people are perversely overjoyed by this crash, it's almost amazing to watch.
2. The Relieved. These are those people that were tempted to put their money in MMM but haven't because they either didn't have the money to or still had some reservations about the scheme. It also includes those who were planning to do so for the first time this month but hadn't gotten round to it. They're singing songs of praises right now.
3. The Shamed. These are the MMM warriors who carried swords and amour and fought for the dignity of MMM, they are those who all but swore that MMM was the gospel and were willing to fight for what they believed in. They were those who sometimes even shamed those who refused to join MMM. Some of them began to adopt an air of arrogance and self-importance. And now that their Saviour has shamed them, they're.... well, shamed...
4. The Unshakable. These are the MMM people who just like the shamed, could swear on the altar of MMM but unlike the shamed, their faith in MMM is unshakable, it's unbreakable, it is unmovable! They believe that come January 2017 things would go back to normal and are planning to pour even more money, and win even more souls for MMM. They are unshakable.
5. The Nail-Biters. These people still have monies in MMM. They're mostly quiet during this period, maybe out of sorrow, maybe out of fear, maybe they're silent because they're mumbling fervent yet solemn prayers to God that nothing bad happens to their precious money so that they can jejely collect it back. These ones are unlikely to "reinvest" in MMM.
6. The Indifferent. Those of us who just have and always will, when we hear MMM just go *blehhh*.
7. Oh let's not forget the "Lucky Bastards". Those that cashed out just a few days to the crash. I think I've got a few friends who belong to this category. In fact, one of them who used to be on team #Unshakable told me just two weeks back that after her last payment she wouldn't be putting any more money back in because she thinks it's getting shaky. These ones are also "relieved". Lol. (Thanks Punintended).
Just my humble observation. Did I miss any category? Please fill me in. Well Good news is it has not crashed per se. They say the site will come back up in January and things would go back to normal, or perhaps even better. Some people on the other hand say the same thing happened in South Africa in May and they're still waiting for the site to come back up.
So do you belong to any of these categories?