This just arrived in my Sentinel email inbox today:
My name is Miss Maria Bernardo, I wish to ask for your true friendship ,I wil l explain more of my self as soon as i hear from you.Ihave important reasons to contact you and i will like to hear from your open mind and interest.I wish you happy day and may God bless you as i wait your positive respond.”
While I will clearly not be responding, I can’t say I’m not tempted. Let me ponder all the responses I could craft…..
I appreciate your kind offer of friendship. I look forward to many long summer days spent creating daisy chains, braiding each other’s hair and frolicking through fields. I assume that the pleasure of your company will come at a cost, though. Shall I wire you my life savings to an unidentified account in Nigeria?
I await your next response with bated breath.
Can’t wait to be BFFs!
-Miss Jessica M. Pasko