Ever since I started blogging I have labored to think of a way to reward my loyal readers. I mean, if I had to read the drivel that I pass off as literate prose just to keep from hurting my feelings, I’d expect some kind of recompense too. Well, it’s time for me to pony up for my peeps.
My ship has come in. I just received an email from John Ego in Nigeria. Aside from the coincidence of his having the same name as the nickname my friends call me, Mr. Ego is a very important and prominent member of the Bank of Nigeria. He has just taken the position of Director of the International Remittance Department at that prestigious institution. Lo and behold, in going over the books, he discovered an abandoned Mastercard worth a credit of 10.5 million dollars belonging to moi. Just try to imagine a bank in this country being that honest. And silly me, I didn’t even know I had lost it. And when was I in Nigeria? I must have taken the wrong flight home from Colorado that time. Or was it Washington State?
All this time I’ve been paying off my other credit cards, never realizing that this one was steadily building up a credit of over 10 mil! And here’s the kicker; Mr Ego stated that his company discovered that the former Director of this department had withheld the card from me for his own personal use, never believing his nefarious plan of evil would eventually be revealed. What a cad! And bankers wonder why we mistrust them.
Anyway, to make things all legal and proper, I have forwarded them my SSN and bank numbers, and the 10 million credit is now available for use. So here’s the deal. If you are a reader of this blog, I hereby authorize you to use this card for your Christmas purchases as a way of saying thanks for the support. The card number is 4848422706203852 and the phone security code is “Al’s my pal.”
If this unaffected display of altruism touches your heart and you feel the need to include me in your Christmas list, I’m a real fan of bunny slippers.
P.S. This is the second time I have had such good fortune.
You remind me of Frano Selac, previously the worlds luckiest man! Have you read his story? He gave away most of his money too!
It’s at : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7721985/Frano-Selak-worlds-luckiest-man-gives-away-his-lottery-fortune.html
Well, I’m not sure about that…I’ll let you know the next time I fall out of a plane.
It’s a good story though! And appears to be true!
Who falls for Mr Ego? Well, apart from all of us falling for Ego all of the time… But gosh, it’s sad if people fall into his trap.
Another lovely header pic, by the way. You just can’t help it, can you? 😉
You are so kind. Under separate cover, I’m also sending YOU my bank account number!
I am knitting snuggly socks for Christmas, do you need some? ❤
Absolutely! And just put the cost of the yarn on my card.
My mind is officially boggled by your generosity.
It’s amazing that this has happened to you. The super-amazing part is that I got the same message. Yes, Mr. Ego found MY card as well. What are the odds? Must be…must be….really a long shot! And to think that he is willing to return the money. This sure restores your faith in the basic goodness of humanity, don’t it?
I thought that was you in the airport!!
Al sure is my pal, but I will decline this time. thank you very much. My neighbours might wonder about me if I wandered the streets decked in baubles and beads
Just tell them your rich uncle from America died. And put them on your Christmas list, of course.
I did have an uncle in A_mer_e_ka, he emigrated in 1925, so he must be dead by now.
If I were you Marie, I’d find out what state he lived in and hire a private investigator to dig through the State Treasurer’s estate files. There could be a fortune sitting in their bank waiting for you to claim it!
No such luck, Al. My one and only trip State-side was to dance at his grandson’s wedding!
Just when I thought I wouldn’t be able to buy myself a Bentley for Christmas, AL comes up trumps. Ooh yes, the missus is going to be more than pleased this is not a hoax, and the high life is just a click away from us. Now what colour would she prefer I wonder !?
To know me is to love me.
If I did not think that I would be swooped upon by the fraud squad I would give ita try. Your generosity knows no bounds and I am most lmpressed. Howover I shall deline your offer and what an offer to make just before Christmas
Fraud squad? Why, whatever do you mean?
We’ve had offers from Nigeria too, but never THIS generous!! We were beginning to worry about our Christmas budget, but looks like you have come to the rescue…….Wowsey, isn’t life amazing???
Thanks, but there’s a little Santa in all of us, n’est ce pas?
Drat… I passed up on an offer to help out Mrs.Fatoumata Zongo, the wife to the deceased former Head of Delegation to the World Bank in West Africa. I would have got 30% of US $7 million. Her husband was the linkman between the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries – OPEC and the petroleum sector in a West African country. He died from cardiac arrest, though she didn’t say whether that might have been just after a bullet or an arrow pierced his heart.
If I had been as smart as you, I too could have been sharing my wealth!
What can I say Margie, I’m a trusting soul. Why don’t you use the card to get a little something for yourself as well. That should assuage the pain of regret some.
Fiidnng this post. It’s just a big piece of luck for me.
Oh no! I sent that very same email to my trash folder thinking Mr. Ego was a fraud and trying to scam me. Darn!!
People just don’t have enough faith in their fellow man these days.