Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dariya Dry Dreams

Back in September I received this email in my Hotmail account:

hey name is Sally i just moved here from Russia.. i noticed your profile online and thought i would contact you i am now living about 25miles from you and i am 2 years younger so i thought right away this could be good..i would love to talk with you please email me back

Love Sally

Knowing it's a scam I waited a month before replying. And I threw in a little bait.

Hi Sally,

Sorry I haven't responded earlier. I just got out of the hospital
after getting hit by a car. I'm suing the guy because he didn't even
stop for the red light. He just blew right through it and hit me.
Anyway, I'm recovering well. So what can I do for you?


(As an aside, my name on the hotmail account is Borga Rigme. It has it's roots in a George Carlin joke. The sound your stomach makes when it's hungry is borborigme.)

And "she" answered:

Hi my new friend
Im glad to see that you have decided to reply,I see it is very short letter.
It is all right because you are astonished to get my letter.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have not any secrets.
The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so and
I would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,
it is hardly possible to explain from first time but I want you to know my plans.
I will work in any shop, bar or restaurant the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations.
It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for.
So I will have a simple work till I improve my English. And I can choose any
town of your area,agency will only help me to get a visa and all travel documents + some suggested placed to work in.
My best friend last year met the man from the USA when she worked there for three months, too.
She had two jobs. From morning till 4 pm she worked in amusement park and after it she worked as a waitress in some bar till midnight.
She was very tired of course but made very good money there.
It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me ,
I am lost here,and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place .I want to repeat the same way,it is
only my chance to meet a nice man.I want to work in USA or in Europe or any
nice country. I am full of plans and different dreams and I want to share my
life with good man because I'm also full of love and tenderness,I know that
I am not so beautiful like Hollywood Princess but I do hope to meet my Prince and
I am sure he will be not be disappoined to meet me in the real life! This is why I am going to go through the same way.
Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply.
I will leave russia in two weeks or so (I can't tell you everything exactly
right now) and I would like tobe sure that I have the man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I want to find a man to spend all free time
together to get to know each other better.if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too.
I will tell you all details about me and my life if you like my pictures and
want to meet me! please send picture of you too!!!
I write to you with my new mailbox, please write
letters now only on this mailbox.
I will wait your next letter.
Kiss you , Dariya (this is my name)!

Seeing how astonished "she" was, comfortable that "she" didn't have any secrets and tempted by "her" new name, I thought I'd string "her" along and see how far I could go before "she" realized I wasn't falling for it. Of course, I posted about it. I didn't go into great detail on the email exchanges, but I think I posted enough for everyone to enjoy. Barb said I should put the links in one post to make it easier to read. Good idea. So here they are in chronological order.





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