21 February 2018
There Was A Wicked Messenger
I have lots of friends on FaceBook, some of them I have known since childhood and some I wouldn't know if they bit me. That's the nature of FB.
Not long ago one of that latter group contacted me on the FaceBook app called Messenger. It became pretty clear that something shifty was going on and, checking out that friend's FB page I found a note saying "Ignore any messages from him. His account has been hacked." Well, by then I was too interested to ignore them.
Alas, I didn't spot the typos here. (I was in a restaurant wating for lunch to arrive.) I meant to say "I enjoyed their singing but frankly their dancework..."
At that point I gave up. But if I had sent one more message it would have gone something like this:
I contacted the sponsors and they said they left the names of some winners on the list at the request of the FBI. You see, it turns out some real scumbags are trying to rip off the winners. I hate people like that, don't you? How do they spend all day trying to rob people who never did them any harm and then use those same hands to caress their lovers or comfort their children? How do they talk to their mothers knowing how ashamed those mothers would be if they knew the truth about them? Please be careful, my friend. There is a lot of evil out there.
By the way, a few days after this happened to me the same thing happened to Neil Steinberg, one of my favorite columnists. You can read about what he did here.