From the projects to the penthouse


As I’ve said in this blog before, like Joe Biden, mine was not an easy upbringing. I was raised on the tough streets of Mahopac, N.Y., where every day I would have to walk—literally walk—200 yards uphill to wait for the bus. At Mahopac High School, where the walls bled stories of past gun fights and knife battles, there were times when the cafeteria ran out of potato puffs, and I’d stare down at a plate with just square pizza and liquidy canned pears. Because both my parents were away, trying to put food on the table for their two kids, I often had to fend for myself without guidance. I would come home hungry, and instead of my mother warmly offering me a bounty of candy and cookies, I’d be greeted by a cold, stale bag of Goldfish crackers. I still remember those sleepless nights, wondering whether there’d be a next morning, or whether darkness would always consume my world.

But now, finally, my luck has changed!

Today, I received this letter in my in-box from a godsend of a man named Kelvin Kumar:

Dear Sir / Madam,

I admit that this may come to you as a surprise, but I would advice that you consider
it as a request from a family in dare need of assistance.

I am Kelvin Kumar the son of late Mr. Mike Kumar of Gowanda town in Zimbabwe;
I got your contact information wile browsing through the internet in my search for a
reliable and God-fearing person that can be of help to me in transferring the sum of Fifteen
Million U.S Dollars ($15,000,000.00) only out of Nigeria.

My late father before his death, as a result of brutalization by the government of President
Robert Mugabe because of his participation with white farmers, intended this amount for the purchase of new farm machineries and tools. After the death of my parents I fled to Nigeria where I am currently leaving as a refugee.

Weeks after my parents death in June 22nd.2004 (A day that is still fresh in my mind) our family lawyer told me that my late father had filed a document with him which stipulates his “WILL”. The sum of Fifteen Million U.S Dollars (U.S$15,000,000.00).

I will appreciate if you can assist me in transferring this for investment purposes in your country for your assistance in this regard, I have decided to go into partnership with you, or otherwise give you some percentage of the money as my sign of appreciation for your help. Please I will like you to contact me with this email if this interests you. Hoping that you consider my situation and help me.

God bless you,
Kelvin.

No longer will my children have to feel the pain of their father’s brutal past! No longer will I wear the scars of my youth! No longer will I eat at Boston Market Chicken, where the pot pie is overpriced and seems a bit stale! Thanks to Kelvin, my life is about to change!

I will help you, dear Kelvin. I will help you …

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