Written by The Scribbler
Every time I review a Mary Kay training document covering the do’s, don’ts, and you-darned-well-better’s of Seminar, I have to go draw a hot bath and pop two 800mg Motrins. Most of the Seminar guidance put forth by Mary Kay’s leaders reads like deep Deuteronomian prose: “Yea, and all consultants shall appear in Dallas beskirted – yea, those that appear in pantaloons shall be made to drink of the bitter waters and shut out of the camp, unless she bringeth an unblemished calf to Mary Kay Ash’s office for a jealousy offering, Selah.”
NSD Linda Toupin’s website sports a Seminar how-to document that’s sure to make your brain rub its gray-mattered chin and ponder, “You know, some of the points covered by Toupin sound suspiciously like writer Bob Larson’s cult identification guidelines!” So if you’re wondering why I’ve called you here today, it’s to show you a few similarities between the Toupin and Larson schools of thought. Ready?
“Do not try to combine this with a family vacation. If…you all come early and your family leaves [before Seminar begins], that would be fine. To attempt to room with your children and entertain them is simply too much…”