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To be annoyed that there is a forever living stand in my bank?

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TheXxed Fri 27-May-16 20:54:56

I went to a branch of barclays today and there was a forever living stand.

I feel that it's was inappropriate, also it gave the impression that the bank approves and endorses this scheme.

I am not sure if iabu, I dont know the ins and outs of the scheme but from what I do know it seems inappropriate to have in a high street bank.

kimnews Fri 27-May-16 20:57:11

YANBU. I would write a complaint about it. I bet one of the staff or even the Manager is a rep.

Floggingmolly Fri 27-May-16 21:00:17

In the bank? shock. I stopped going into WH Smiths because of all the concession stands, you literally couldn't walk through the door without being asked had you made your will out. hmm
I'd be bloody annoyed to see this in a bank.

TheXxed Fri 27-May-16 21:00:23

It is odd isn't it, I am not over reacting. I think I will.

bumpingalong9386 Fri 27-May-16 21:00:58

Complain - I'm all for banks promoting small businesses and I know Barclays want to do this as well but here they are just promoting a pyramid scheme full of bullies.

londonrach Fri 27-May-16 21:01:02

Saw it in my barclays too. Wasnt impressed!!!

BoopTheSnoot Fri 27-May-16 21:01:20

YANBU. As a sidenote, your bank looks lovely. My local Barclays is dark and horrible.

CantChoose Fri 27-May-16 21:01:38

YANBU. Id bet my current account that's not endorsed by their head office...

TheXxed Fri 27-May-16 21:02:18

I was especially annoyed as she was really overselling the benefits of aloe Vera for this elderly gentlemens arthritis

Adelecarberry87 Fri 27-May-16 21:04:10

It's one big con I got annoyed with the constant sales pitch and private messages over the stuff.

monkeysox Fri 27-May-16 21:10:23

That's ridiculous

EveryoneElsie Fri 27-May-16 21:11:47

You can probably complain online, on their website. I would, its outrageous.

CoodleMoodle Fri 27-May-16 21:14:52

In my Barclays there's a noticeboard for small businesses in the area, and one of them is someone doing Forever Living. I thought that was bad but this is awful angry

nulgirl Fri 27-May-16 21:17:35

Complain. I'd be very surprised if head office knows about it. Totally inappropriate.

VimFuego101 Fri 27-May-16 21:17:50

YANBU. Make sure you complain via their website/ head office just in case it's the bank manager's part time job grin

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 27-May-16 21:19:38

Fucking hell, that's really wrong.

TheXxed Fri 27-May-16 21:21:42

Okay I am definitely complaining, I don't think barclays should be tacitly endorsing this.

FrameyMcFrame Fri 27-May-16 21:23:49

Forever Living... it's everywhere. THere was a stand at my DS school fete... it's all over facebook...

Willow2016 Fri 27-May-16 23:45:14

Definately complain to manager and head office, there are reps of this cr*p claiming all sorts of benefits for aloe vera from curing cancer to paralysis!

I would write a strong letter of complaint citing the arthritis claim. Its all rubbish and they are promoting a mlm company whos reputation is dodgy to say the least.

I would be asking the rep a few questions myself just out of badness wink like what about allergic reactions (apparently its not possible to be allergic to a.v. according to many reps!!) why it costs 5 times as much as the same stuff on the high street etc. Hell go on have a bit of fun, if they are prepared to lie through their teeth to get sales then they deserve to have to justify their claims.

enterYourPassword Sat 28-May-16 03:34:31

I'm sure they approve of the business - someone's making a fortune from selling crap!

CantChoose Sat 28-May-16 07:25:48

That's interesting willow, can't believe they said that! Very unsafe. I am allergic to aloe vera in any topical preparation. Not anaphylaxis but an itchy, bright red rash, though there have been several cases of anaphylaxis. Most companies process it to remove the common irritants so its not that common but it's well recognised.
You can be allergic to anything... Of course some things are more commonly allergens than others.
These things make me so grumpy! We had a stand in our hopital foyer angry but it lasted about a week before the management were inundated with complaints.

shirleyknotanotherbot Sat 28-May-16 08:44:50

Hospital???!!! Words fail me angry

NorbertDentressangle Sat 28-May-16 09:38:21

I'm sure they approve of the business -someone's making a fortune from selling crap - yep but it won't be the woman in the bank with the stall that's making any money....... remember it is a pyramid scheme after all!

Willow2016 Sat 28-May-16 12:05:39

Hospital... well considering that they claim to be involved in clinical trials in G.O.S.C.H in using thier cr8ppy creams for burns victims nothing surprises me. (BTW its not true! You can get the info through freedom of info act now and they have no record of them!)

Willow2016 Sat 28-May-16 12:07:03

Yep someone I know is allergic to it, seriously allergic as in A.S. allergic and the rep argued with him that it wasnt possible as it was 'natural' and you couldnt be allergic to something 'natural' shock

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