J Cosmo Newbery

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Oh misery! Can you believe it?
J Cosmo was caught at the airport with a briefcase full of money.
He writes to the three parties:

To the farm:

Dear Mr Opong,

My arrival has been delayed by one (1) week due to an unfortunate misunderstanding at this end.

I apologise for the delay,

As before, I look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely,

J. Cosmo Newbery.

To the factory:

Dear Dr Blore,

I have been delayed in leaving the country by a silly disagreement with currency agents at the airport.

They objected to me leaving the country with US$240,000.

Dopey bastards! I could not get them to understand the importance of this deal. More over they kept me in the remand centre over the weekend.

I have briefed my lawyers to mount a restraint of liberty case against them.

Anyway, the upshot of this is that I will now be arriving one week later than I first advised.

I apologise for any inconvenience.

Yours sincerely,

J. Cosmo Newbery.

To Mrs Esther:

Dear Mrs Esther,

I have had a rotten few days.

I got as far as the airport and got stopped by the Currency Control Agents. They objected to me leaving the country with $240,000 in cash in a briefcase. "It's US money " I said, "What should you worry? You're Australian!". But they wouldn't budge.

I even tried explain that it was for payment of an important international vaccine transaction but to no avail.

So I will have too try another tack.

Sadly this has put my entire schedule back one week. The airlines were very good about it.

I look forward to seeing you Wednesday next week.

Very best wishes,


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