my friends give me some money

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I got a number of emails this morning that told me that a bunch of money had been deposited in my name all over the world.

It felt like my lucky day.

It’s happened before…..

I get emails all the time from friends telling me that “the sum of….” has been deposited into a British bank because they just can’t figure out what to do with the money if I don’t help them out by sending them a valid routing number.

It’s a scam…..for the most part.

I’m sure it has to be a scam.

Who would give me 6.5 million dollars just for being in the right place at the right time?

Nobody that I know of.

But….what if it wasn’t a scam?

Here’s a business idea:

A “scam free spam provider” portal….

Any message that shoots out the orifice of the portal has to be sincere and legitimate.

If you write someone and tell them that 6.5 million dollars has been deposited in a British account under their name….just because the money needs a soft place to land and they don’t want it seized by the ruthless regime currently in power….well, it better darn well be true or there’s going to be hell to pay with the governing board of the “scam free spam provider” site.

I don’t know what kind of crazy business model I’d use to present it though.

6.5 million dollars is a lot of money.

I don’t know how often people would be able to legitimately give away such large sums and survive as a business.

Maybe, as a gesture of good will and as a good businessman, I could take a small percentage of each transaction…..say, like, 1 or 2 percent?

It would work for me to take 1 or 2 percent of a million dollar exchange.

I don’t know, really….I’m just thinking out loud.

If….if….IF….it was true, though…..

Wouldn’t it be cool if one of these offers was true?

Millions….just for being in the right place at the right time?

Nah….I’m not going to write these guys back.

Who has the time to take a chance like that?

Even for millions.

If I could guarantee that the offer was legit, I’d go for it.

Until then, I’ll just have to keep saying, “Thanks for the offer…but no thanks.”

Not today, thankyou.

“spam, spam, spam” Monty Python

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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