listening to the first act of the episode: "Enforcers" above on this american life the other night made my billing stack fly by. it was so so hilarious and then a little weird at the end.
two days later, by sheer coincidence, i am rewarded with this timely email:
Due to the sudden death of my husband General Abacha the former head of state of Nigeria in June 1998, I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness by the present administration.I have lost confidence with anybody within my country. I got your contacts through personal research,and had to reach you through this medium. I will give you more details when you reply.
Due to security network placed on my daily affairs I cant visit the embassy so that is why I have contacted you.My husband deposited $12.6million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is witheld for now till we communicate. I will be happy if you can receive this funds and keep it safe I assure you something good out of the funds in return for your assistance. I will need your telephone/mobile numbers so that we can commence communication.please read and reply back asap with your telephone number.
sweet! so, of course, i replied:
"Oh no, I don't have a phone anymore! How will we get in contact? I have really had my eye on this Dancing with the Stars game for Nintendo Wii and this money would come in handy. Video games aren't free ya know.
Can you give me more details now that I've replied?
It's nice to have a friend.
so, uh ,yeah, what are the awesome odds of getting one of these little gems two days after listening to a hilarious program about them. usually i just delete these things and go on my merry way, but those weirdos on the show inspired me... although i dont think any traveling, broken legs, or lying about dead mothers will be involved. i'm only 3/4 nerd, not full nerd. i wonder what hajia will say in response? hopefully he/she doesn't respond with some weird computer virus.