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When Did I Become Thirty?
or "Wait, there are people who were born in 1994?!"
OK, seriously...what the fuck... 
7th-Mar-2008 02:01 am
Satchel by BrainySmurf
So, this dude from match and I have been emailing back and forth for about a week now, I'd guess. He'd been telling me about his mom's medical trouble, and how he's in Africa with her until he can come back to the states. We even chatted on Yahoo once.

This was the email I got today:

Good Morning My Sweet Adam,
How are you doing? How was your night. I hope you slept well. I am back from the hospital i went to check on my mom. She is not getting better. The Doc called for an operation on her colon Because she hard colorectal cancer. That is really hard for me right now being the only child. I don't really know what to do. Life hasn't been this grateful to me, until there was you to talk to. You sound really nice and caring. Thanks for being there for me.

I need to ask you something please don't say NO because you are my only hope i don't have any friend or family to run to, i don't want to lose my mom she is all i have she can hardly talk right now. The doc said if, i don't pay for her operation as soon as possible, maybe i will lose her please i don't want to lose her. I need a little help from you financially. On my mom Operation. I know you don't know me much. But that shouldn't stop you from helping me if you want to, I promise to pay you back when i get back to the states. Please i don't want to loss my mom she is all i have. My only family. Let me know if you can help me. So that i can give you the email of the doctor so that you can contact him. And settle things with him. Please try and write back. I hope to good news from you soon.

Kind-Heard Ken

My reply:

Are you fucking serious?  Is this your scheme?  Find the desperate folks and then scam them out of money?  I realize, now, that anything I say at this point isn't going to make a goddamn lick of difference, but that's fucking low, "Ken"

You don't want me to say "NO"?

Fine, I won't say NO, I'll say go fuck yourself.

Seriously...is it me?

(Funny, also, that that Match profile doesn't exist anymore)
7th-Mar-2008 08:10 am (UTC)
wow, that's fucked up. Good response.
7th-Mar-2008 09:04 am (UTC)
Your life is a sitcom, mine is Dateline NBC...

minus the pedophiles :P
7th-Mar-2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. 419ers on Match.com now...
7th-Mar-2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
ouch, yeah. Never make friends with people from Africa, on the internet. My friend is stringing one of them along, and posting the results in this really funny journal. Sadly, Ken probably never existed.

8th-Mar-2008 06:43 am (UTC)
No, probably not
7th-Mar-2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
It is not you. It is people who are desperate or else lazy depending on there circumstances. Your responce was right on the money though to tell the person where to shove it. *hugs* You'll meet a nice guy who wants your body and not your money one day, I'm sure of it.
7th-Mar-2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
What kind of stupid jagoff would be dumb enough to actually send money to someone who is so blatantly scamming them?
8th-Mar-2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Someone more desperate than I am.
7th-Mar-2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Uhg! That's totally something that would happen to you or me. Lol. SOrry though b/c it sucks and isn't fair, but your response was very well written. ';o)
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