Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm Rich


No Face-Lift today, because I haven't received five fake plots for any of the current titles. However, I thought I might share my good fortune. I just got this through email:


Now that we have found you, let us work hand in hand to actualize this deal. A family member of yours ( or perhaps just a person having the same last name with you died Three years ago in Tsunami tragedy Indonesia leaving behind an estate/capital of (USD12.5 Million with interest accrued till date) in the Bank of East Asia Ltd,

Yada yada yada

I urge you to come forward since I can provide you with the details you will need to claim the estate/capital and also work with you till the final remittance of the funds to the account you will nominate for us, at the end of this transaction the $12,500,000.00 will now be shared between us as follows.$5,000,000.00 for you and $7,500,000.00 for me/

Yada yada yada

Yours Sincerely,

Wang Kee


I know this is legit because:

1. It didn't come from Nigeria or Sierra Leone.
2. If it were a fraud they would have split it 50/50 or given me the higher amount.
3. If you're trying to convince someone you're legit, you don't sign your letter Wang Kee. Unless it's your real name.

Anyway, I emailed back and said, You gotta be kidding me, pal. You, whose sole role in this transaction has been to send me an email, get 7.5 million, while I, whose relative (or person with my last name) died a horrible death, get a measly 5 million? I don't think so.

I told him he could send me $12,495,000, and keep the change. Wing Kee may want to negotiate some more. I'll keep you informed.

27 comments:

Chumplet said...

If he asks for your banking information, tell him your savings account is a striped sock behind the dryer.

calendula said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear how you spend the windfall.

Re the GTP's--I could give you the alternate title for CALENDULA WITCH, if you're seriously short on plots. It might be funnier. Let me know...

pjd said...

Slow news day, EE? I'll get right on a few new GTP entries.

Sarah said...

Have a good time, EE. Might be fun to string this one along.

I think I might be richer than you as I have won the UK lottery many times now. Too bad I forgot to keep a running tally.

ril said...

I know him. I know that guy. But let me warn you, he doesn't like being toyed with. You upset Wee Willie Wing Kee, he'll be up your stairs and rapping at your windows before you know it.

talpianna said...

Was the letter addressed to Mr. E. Editor?

writtenwyrdd said...

I recently got something almost identical. I think it was Indonesia. At any rate, let us know when you get the money adn where the party is. (But you have to leave the wings and bow, as well as the laser beams, at home. Just saying.)

ChristineEldin said...

So does that mean ND series will be getting a new look? Leather bound perhaps?
;-)

Robin S. said...

Chris,

You're scaring the crap out of me with that stretched-out crazy-canvas-oh-yeah-it's-skin picture, baby. It's almost as scary as the EE in a diaper picture.


EE and Wing Kee. Has a rhyme and rhythm to it. Maybe you two are related, in purely a symbiotic way, of course.

PS- I was all proud of myself because I thought, due to EEs explanation yesterday, that I was finally going to be able to italicize a word. So I put my < i > (but close in) at the beginning and end of a word, and the thingie rejected me and said: your HTML (like I've ever known what that stands for, or cared) cannot be accepted: Tag is not closed: < i > (and again, I get it that these need to be closer.

Evil Editor said...

What it meant by "closed" is that your i need to be closed by a /i. Did you fail to put the slash mark in front of the i between the < and > at the end of the italicized phrase?

ChristineEldin said...

Robin, when you figure it out, please email me the directions.
sigh....

Robin S. said...

EE, no kidding - I have no idea what that means.

Huh? OK - I need / somewhere. I'll try:

shit

Evil Editor said...

Hallelujah.

Evil Editor said...

Now do a bold

Robin S. said...

Ha Ha

Note the lack of obscenity-laced commentary here. I want a cookie for good behavior.



Oooooh, this is fun. I feel so powerful, and yet stupid all at the same time.

Robin S. said...

Oh shit - how does that bold thing work?

Evil Editor said...

I'm confident you can figure it out. Bold.

Robin S. said...

I'm looking over my writing exercise bit right now. I wrote most of it yesterday, but didn't like the ending. Not enough sex in it, of course, was the problem. So I fixed it a little while ago, and sat on it, to decide.

But I'm seriously considering changing the endingback to the sexless on your writing exercise ...except maybe I'd like it less that way...hmmmm.

So Ha Ha

ChristineEldin said...

Bite Me LOL

ChristineEldin said...

Oh, the power!
Thanks Robin!!

Robin S. said...

Hey Chris,

This is fun!

How did you do that LOL in bold AND italics? I tried that and it didn't work.

Well hell. And there for a minute, I was feeling so good.

talpianna said...

While we're in tutorial mode, can anyone tell me how to make a picture appear next to my comment? I want to use the one on my blog.

Sarah said...

Let's see if this worked and my photo shows up. Then I can explain how I did it, Tal.

Phoenix said...

Can't wait to see your avatar, Tal!

Sarah: Glad you're not so anonymous any more! Just read your SCBWI profile. Big cat rescue, huh? I have a feeling you'll be seeing soon that's an interest I share, too! ;o)

Look at y'all stretching those geek muscles you didn't know you had!

Robin S. said...

Hey,

My 15 year old daughter had to show me how to post a photo. I'm lacking in technology genes, apparently. That, and word problem genes.

You can do it, tal. But if you're having trouble, ask EE for help here on the blog. His explanations are word problems, but, eventually, after the cursing (on your end) stops, you figure it out.

Or - you could just have my kid do it for you. Worked for me.

Sarah said...

STretching my geek muscles. Hm. Since I write software for a living, I should have those fully stretched. Alas, I'm becoming technically obsolete - no blackberry, no ipod, no mp3 player. I am so far behind the times.

Tal - if you put your picture on your Blogger profile, then it will show up with your posts. On your blog page, under your name, is a link to your profile.

You have to be logged in to edit your profile. Poke around there and you'll find the spot to upload your picture. Then scroll to the bottom to save the changes.

talpianna said...

Sarah--I finally figured this out. I had edited my Blogger page and put the photo on there, and thought that was all that was needed to make it show up. I didn't realize that I had to do it on the Profile page to make it work.