Friday, January 16, 2009

A cold January

It's one cold January, we have had colder, but it's been awhile.
Yesterday, my poor little Escort (stick shift) started easily enough, but then just didn't want to shift gears. This morning, my Focus wouldn't start at all (I didn't want to either, but hey, the bus drove past my daughter who was out there freezing), the Escort did...and really, really didn't want to shift. I needed two hands to get into reverse, then had to keep trying to get into 2nd and NOT 4th.
I'm not complaining, though, it could be worse. And spring is only 2 months away, and milder temps usually come a little sooner than the official launch.

How many have gotten one of those emails 'My client has left you 12 point whatever million dollars'? If they were all true, I swear I'd have all the world's money by now. Most of us are savvy enough not to fall for them, and I think the few that are gullible enough to believe would clue in after having to pay a few thousand dollars for receiving something that is allegedly theirs in the first place.
Not one man. One Leamington, Ontario man fell for it, and for over a year, spent thousands here and there in the hopes of getting his 12 point whatever from some utter stranger. Strange thing is, he claims the 'lawyer' MET with him in England. Behind a hotel, so of course, sneaking around behind a hotel instead of meeting in a law office made it legit.
My husband is sure the guy wasn't scammed, but scammed friends and family himself and is just using this as a cover story. As one comment pointed out, the people who send these emails out do NOT meet with you, they'd be too afraid it was a trap.
I wonder if, after a few months of investigation, if this is what will be discovered. Part of me is hoping hubby's right, otherwise, even the man's friends and family are (pardon me) kind of idiots. I mean, tell me, not ONE said 'No way, dude, clue in, it's a scam.'?
The other part of me is hoping hubby's wrong, cause, well, then I'll hear, "Wasn't I right? Huh, huh?" for some time to come.
Link to an article (btw, the video I watched of this man didn't show me someone who was devastated that he'd been tricked into losing $150,000 of his/his friends', his family's money):
read here.

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