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Same old story, this time from a Mr Davies Okafor...:
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL
WE ARE MAKING THIS CONTACT WITH YOU BECAUSE OF THE RELIABLE INFORMATION WE GATHERED FROM THE NIGERIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE...
The letter goes on to offer me a miserly 20% of the money (US$41.5 million this time) for providing the necessary assistance. I answered as follows:
My Dear Mr Okafor!
Re: Your Business Proposal.
We would love to help you.
But we can't help feeling that you may have the wrong idea about out our business:
We are a brothel.
That's right, we are a group of women who have taken it upon ourselves to relieve men of some of the pressures that plague their humdrum days. We consider ourselves to be social workers and stress management consultants rather than prostitutes.
So, yes, we very are familiar with dealing with urgent business proposals!
And, yes, all our dealings are always strictly confidential.
But what possible use is a brothel to a petrochemical plant? I fear that we are not the sort of organisation you are looking for to handle your transaction.
Or is there something that I have missed?
If there is anything else we can do for you...do let us know!
Yours sincerely, Rhonda Vu.
The reply comes:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAX MESSAGE OF 14/02/98 WHICH IS IN REPLY TO MY BUSINESS PROPOSAL...
After some general guff he adds "I MUST CONFESS, I AM PROUD OF YOUR SINCERITY ALREADY. IT IS NOT EVERYONE THAT WILL COME AND SAY THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE DOES THE WAY YOU SAID IT. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU IN PERSON...