Good2Go are.... Good to Go!

I have noticed that there is a new vending machine installed at the KLCC LRT since last month and, it sells, pastries! And what a nice catchy name too because once you get your pastry of choice, you're Good2Go! Compared to Japan, this is just a small little step towards the path of coin popping.

But on the serious note, I am very happy not because of the emerging trend of these new machines but the response of this Company which actually listened to message. Although I personally believe that Customer Service is still relatively new even after a decade has passed, I am happy that there are some who will do their best to make sure the customer is not left stranded during a transaction or when they do need assistance.

Finally, I resisted and decided to get item #53, which is a RM1.00 bread.
Unfortunately, after following all the instructions, it would not accept my money.

So, after standing there like an idiot with my Android phone, I succeeded in trying to use WhatsApp to notify them. And in less than 3 minutes, they called me which I informed them of the machine not accepting the notes. But I was already on the way to the Office. So, they will send someone to check on it.

And in less than an hour, the machine is fixed.
Wow. talk about customer service!

The three year old itch...

There is a very good reason why when I bought V-Chai, it has to be the SE (Special Edition) model. This is to make sure I would not spend unnecessarily to modify him. The leather seats, steering wheels, MP3 Player and allow rims plus side trims are all there. However, this morning, the hood on the yellow car looked so Mini.

I was tempted at first but then, after Mr. Reality slapped me in the face, I realised, who needs to be a Mini Cooper wannabe?

Look for the Prawn...

When a lizard encouters a potential Foe or is in a life-threatening situation, it will detach its tail. The tail will keep wriggling, distracting the foe, long enough for the lizard to run away. A when the tail it stops, the foe realised that the real prey is gone.

Which comes to mind a recent encounter with a Classmate and later, Colleague. Out of the blue, he wanted to catch up with me. Knowing him for years, I was OK with it and dismissed a lot of red flags:

1. He is OK with my choice of place and even suggests Amcorp Mall since I was relying on taking the LRT

2. He also 'found' another of our colleague and is quite pally wally with her, which even through the phone, she was OK with me.
3. Despite looking at all the Restaurants, he was looking for somewhere quieter.
4. During the night, we were all regaling our experiences and anecdotes in the former company. ALL the Jokes and comments I mentioned, they were actually paying attention.

Yeah, you guessed it. For all of you who do not understand what I am getting to, let me give you a clue: MLM.

There is no other words to describe the feeling. MLM is, to some, a very good source of income but a bane to the rest. In a nutshell, you sell expensive stuff, recruit more, people, you get money and as long as you maintain your PV/goal/etc. every month, you get money. And if you create a very strong downline, you get money. And if your downline mimics your efforts, you get money. The catch for this one is, you NEED to PAY for the products as a start, which they nonchalantly say, you can recoup your losses when you sell them to others.

Others. Who?
Yep, you guessed it. Your Spouse. Your immediate Family, your Friends, the strangers in your phone list, even the remote guy you used to pee at the same time in the toilet. They're all your Customers. Your steps to getting more money. And if they don't follow your lead, what then? A waste of time? Unbeliever? The 'Wait till I made it, I'll show them and they will all come begging to me.' line of thought would rise up, faster than you realise. You will think of nothing more than just recruiting or selling more of the stuff every waking hour.

So, here;s the Prawn.
I call this the Prawn because in the Malay proverb, 'Udang di sebalik Batu' [A Prawn hiding behind a rock] means there is a hidden agenda or something which is not so obvious.

True, MLM does help you make money. As long as you continue to do what you're doing. But bear in mind, you need to be one of the Pioneers to actually see the results and not those at the bottom of the Pyramid. Secondly, the best thing is that this would make you more brash and not afraid to approach anyone. You will start to sieve everyone you know into 'FRIENDs' or 'Foes'.

So, anyone? Want to join me? Huh? Huh?