03 September 2007

Bad move, buddy...

The letter started, as usual, in a heartwarming and promising way, but in the second sentence...

Dear Sir/Madam, I am an accountant with ZENITH BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC. My name is Mr. James Kaka.
I was just chewing my sandwich! Such a pity, I could have made 40% of 17.5 million USD.

But not via your services, James. Forget it. I mean, there are some limits...

On the other hand, who can resist an approach like this one:
Dear Beloved,

Please read this slowly and carefully, as it may be one of the most important emails you ever get. I am Mrs Franca Campbell, I was married to Late Eric Campbell.
He used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company London and was also a seasoned contractor in the West African Region. He died on Monday, 31 July, 2003 in Paris. We were married for seven years without a child. After his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home.
Do you see, James? While the amount involved is smaller (a measly 5.2 million GBP) and most of it will go to charity (I swear), the soulfulness and the warmth of this message, plus a hint of a possible matrimony - this is, in short, the stuff of one's dreams.

Yes, Franca, let's go for it!