Let's see, 10% for taxes, fees, and telephone calls, huh? Ok.
I just received an email today from a lawyer in Burkina Faso, a small landlocked country in Africa which is ranked 7th to last place of the Human Development Index. Translation: This place sucks. As you can see, this guy is looking for someone to represent as next of kin, an African engineer who died, and had $13 Million US dollars squirreled away. The lawyer will cut me in for 30%, pay the aforementioned 10% miscellaneous charges, and keep the remaining 60% for himself. Anyway, he wants some basic information and I will be on the path to untold success and riches.
I thought this event was too good to be true and decided to run it by a couple of my most trusted friends and financial advisors, Freako Deako, Rat Bastard G, and Dicky the Peap. All were in agreement that, though this was a fantastic opportunty, there was something definitely wrong with this offer. Something just didn't ring true; didn't "smell" right. Finally, after 3 hours of poring over every word and deciphering every phrase in the letter, it hit them: It had been there the whole time and they had overlooked it. 10% for phone charges!? Don't they know if you bundle with Qwest, you get unlimited local AND long distance calling for only $99 a month? Hey, we're not as dumb as we look.