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Gifting Circle Madness

velvet-sofaHappy New Year Sofa Diary readers. I thought I would break into your regularly scheduled confessions to talk a little about a hot topic here on Javajune’s blog. Some time ago I posted my confession about being tempted to join a gifting circle of friends and since then we’ve had a confession from a woman who joined a gifting circle in her area.  I would like to open the floor (sofa) up for questions, comments and truths about these groups that seem to be popping up everywhere across the country right now. We have had comments for and against their existence on the two previous posts.

For those of you who don’t have clue about Gifting Circles the following is a brief description of how they work. Of course it is my take on the matter and I myself am not involved in one, so if I misspeak please feel free to correct me. Gifting Circles involve a group of people who come together for the soul purpose of  making money and friends. Each member contributes a sum of money, 5k seems to be popular, and the person in the receiver postion collects all the money. Then new blood is brought in with their money and the next person in line collects the dough. It could take months, weeks or even years for you to collect depending on how quickly your group gets new members and where you are in the circle.

I have been told it is an illegal pyramid scheme by some and that is not illegal or a pyramid scheme by others. This topic is one of the most hit-on subjects on my blog and generates a lot of controversial discussion and comments. Feel free to throw your 2 cents or 5k in (just kidding) and tell us what you know or think about the matter. The tough economic times and lousy stock market seem to generating a few new money making ideas out there. I have to admit that it all sounds very enticing but mostly just interesting.

jj

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January 9, 2009 Posted by | confessions, me, should be illegal | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Lover or Loser

Please welcome Meme to the sofa.

You said you loved me but now I’m not so sure. I’ve seen you with the other girls and it doesn’t look good. You are a flirt and I definitely don’t trust you. Who is the caller that rings you in the middle of the night, when we are together? Every-time you are AWOL you have no explanation. You get angry when I ask your where-abouts. I didn’t believe you when you said the panties I found in your car belonged to a girl you’d dated long before me. You said you loved me but I think it was just a ploy, to keep me on the hook.  When we go out, your eyes wander past every girl in the room. I sense that your friends are covering for you and that I am the last one to know the truth. If you truly love me, you will be honest about your indiscretions and commit to the girl who has held your head when you were sick and drove you home when you were two sheets to the wind. You say you love me but I need proof.

Junie: I hope he truly loves you and provides the sign that proves it.  Good luck with your relationship.

jj

December 17, 2008 Posted by | bad boys, confessions | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments