Tuesday, June 10, 2008

      ( 8:48 AM ) teahouse
From Lagos With Love

Someone broke into the Sister's Ebay and hotmail accounts last week. She's spent the past 10 days on the phone and online with both companies, trying to get her identity back.

Over the weekend, I got the following email:

I am in a hurry writing this. I had a trip to Nigeria visiting the Tinapa opening ceremony. Unfortunately for me all my money got stolen at the hotel where i lodged from the attack of some armed robbers and since then i have been without any money i am even owing the hotel here,So i have only access to emails,my mobile phone can't work here.Please can you lend me $2,500 USD so i can return back and settle the hotel bills i would return it back to you as soon as i get home, I am so confused right now.You can sent through western union.I have already spoken to the hotel manager, please let me hear from you so i can collect his full name and address where you can send the money tomorrow please or if possible today.

This email was sent to a bunch of her friends, and some of the replies that followed were among the funniest things I've ever read.

I wrote, "Dear Sister: How come you didn't tell me you were relaxing in Nigeria this weekend? I'm hurt that you didn't ask me to come along!"

Sister's friend wrote, "I knew it was you, since you always refer to money as 'USD' and call me on your 'mobile phone'."

Sister's Boyfriend wrote, "I thought the Tinapa opening ceremony wasn't until next month!"

Husband wrote, "I guess that's $2,500 I'll never see again."



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