Despite our e-mail server’s spam filter, some slip through.
We all get spam e-mails about Viagra; growing your penis by up to FOUR inches!; a heart-breaking story about someone needing money for surgery; and winning million-dollar lotteries in the UK for which we’d never even bought a ticket.
Like you, I usually just delete them without even opening and reading the e-mail. But this one, sent to Fellowship of the Minds’ e-address, caught my eye:
From: Patricia Flanagan email@example.com
4:31 AM (53 minutes ago)
To: undisclosed recipients
LEGAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL WORTH $28,200,000.00 CONTACT ME AT ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) FOR MORE DETAILS.
Twenty-eight million and two hundred thousand dollars! Wow!
And to think “Patricia Flanagan” is offering this fantastic business proposal to “undisclosed recipients”! “Patricia Flanagan” would do that even though “Patricia Flanagan” doesn’t even know my name!
Excuse me while I go grab a tissue….
Okay, I’m back.
Hey, do you think I should answer “Patricia Flanagan”?
Being a good person, I don’t want to selfishly hoard this fabulous legal business proposal. So I’m sharing it with all of you!
If you want to personally thank “Patricia Flanagan,” you can find her here:
Ummm, which one do you think is “Patricia Flanagan”?