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WRITHING TO KNOW

January 25, 2011


The following message was in my in-box when I logged on this morning:

Re: Payment Notification:

We are writhing to know if it's true that you are DEAD? Because we received a notification from one MR. GERSHON SHAPIRO of USA stating that you are DEAD and that you have giving him the right to claim your funds. He stated you died on a CAR accident. He has been calling us regarding this issue, but we cannot proceed with him until we confirm this by not hearing from you after 7days. Be advised that we have made all arrangements for you to receive and confirm your funds without anymore stress, and without any further delays.

All we need to confirm now is your been DEAD Or still Alive. Because this MAN'S message brought shock to our minds. And we just can't proceed with
him until we confirm if this is a reality OR not But if it happened we did not hear from you after 7days, then we say: MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE"

YOUR JOY AND SUCCESS REMAINS OUR GOAL.

May the peace of the Lord be with you wherever you may be now.
Your Faithfully,
Mrs.Farida Waziri

Let me say that I'm grateful to Mrs. Waziri for raising the question. I had been wondering the same thing myself. When I woke up today again -- again! -- to snowflakes falling over New York City, I thought I'd been transported to the banks of the Styx and an eternity of perpetual gloom.

But reading Mrs. Waziri's letter cheered me up again. I found her solicitousness very moving. It's not every day someone shows an interest in whether you're dead or alive, especially to the point of writhing to know. I'll have to check out Mrs. Waziri's Facebook page to get a clearer picture of what that might look like. And Mr. Gershon Shapiro, you are busted big time thanks to my correspondent. Imagine making up a car accident so you can claim my funds.

Well, as much as I'd like to confirm my funds without anymore stress and further delays, and to stop Mrs. Waziri writhing with unanswered questions, I think I'll let the clock tick down those seven days. My soul will rest in perfect peace knowing that my joy and success remains Mrs. Waziri's goal. Sorry about the shock to your minds, but thanks for the good wishes.

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