We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I received the note below, and sent the money, in cash. Now I am beginning to wonder whether that was wise. I like to think of myself as being a trusting animal. I do have good pedigree, but have been insulated from bad Gods. I am not wealthy, but have carefully saved my weekly allowance. Advice? Am I being a paranoid Rottweiler? I have my retirement to consider.
I am Mugnbo Mibidgi, treasury secretary of the Republic of Nigeria. I need a trustworthy person to accept a transfer of $50 million for safekeeping. If you would be so kind as to wire transfer me $2,000 for my adminstrative expenses, I will send you these millions immediately.