22 September 2003

So I get this e-mail today:

From: "Mohammed Abacha."

To: bro_hal@yahoo.com

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 20:11:45 -0700

Subject: Confidential


I am Mohammed Abacha, the eldest son of the late president of Nigeria, i was falsely accused of murder and as such was imprisoned, but thanks to Allah, i have been released for my innocence.

Well dear friend i need your assistance in securing my fund with is in a security company in europe, because the government is making plans to seize them, as they did to my fathers own.Please view these sites and read it's content carefully, < http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/af rica/newsid_741000/741506.stm> < http://new s.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1935631.stm> The amount is $35 million in a Security company Abroad. All that is needed is for secure all neccessary documents and certificate and send to the company on your behalf and they will have to contact you immediately everything is sett, I will remunerate you with 20% at the end, but most of all is that I solicit your trust in this transaction. I have been confined only to Kano and all my calls are monitored,So i will get my private attorney to get you the needed information.

Best Regards
Mohammed Abacha

So of course i wrote him back and said

Dear Mohammed,

First, I must say I'm touched, both by your plight and by your trust in me. You're a swell guy.

However, I'm unemployed. If you want me to be your financial broker it's going to take a little more than 20%. Why, I have a friend who did the same thing for the deposed prince of Namibia and he got a whopping 90%! But I'm not that greedy, Mohammed. I'll settle for 85%. Because I like you.

Do we have a deal?

By the way, I have quite a few friends in Nigeria. I could just send them by to pick up my share of the money, then they could bring you the rest of your cash later. Sounds like a plan to me!


All my problems are solved! No more job searching for me - it's Cadillac cars and London broil from here on out.