Today I am walking on air

No the ear is not sorted yet.

This morning I was back once more for another episode of ‘hoovering’!

Mind you, it felt more like drilling a new coal seam as Elly’s granddad did many a time, over one hundred years ago. Or maybe it was the beginning of a tunnel to the centre of the earth and out the other side to Australia.

So what has me dancing like a whirling dervish?

Today I had an email that would ensure a wealthy retirement for me and half a dozen generations after me. Wonderful. I might start by hiring my own jet, a team of pilots and stewards to cater for my every whim. Visiting every country all the way round the globe.

You do not believe me?

Here is the proof:

Dear Sole Beneficiary,

I am Charles J. Colocino Jr., a senior officer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (USA)

I have contacted you regarding an abandoned diplomatic consignment box and the x-ray scan report box revealed some US dollar bill in it which could be approximately 12.5 Million dollars and the official paper of the box indicates your contact details. To confirm you as the authentic beneficiary and also for security Purpose, do send me your full information for crossed checking of your details with the information stated in the office.


Kindly click reply and get your correct and valid details to me as soon as you get this email. I will give you a call after my confirmation.

For your information, the box was abandoned by the diplomat who was on transit to your city because he was not able to pay the Airport clearance fee of 3,800 dollars.

I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned box so that we can transact this as a deal and share the total money 70% for you and 30% for me. As soon as I get the requested detail from you for verification.

I will pay the clearance fee and make arrangement for the box to be delivered to you which can be concluded within 4-6 hours after confirmation is made and upon your acceptance and willingness to co-operate. All communication must be held extremely confidential to ensure a successful delivery.


Wait now… let me think this through…

  1. My name is not Sole Beneficiary.
  2. I had only one relation who went to Chicago but his name was not O’Hare nor was he part of any Diplomatic corps.
  3. Mammy always said “There was no such thing as a free lunch.

Oh well, time to pick up the knitting and stop the dreaming.

18 thoughts on “Today I am walking on air

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Sally, thankfully I come from the school of ‘All that glitters…’ Back to the ‘hooker and clicker’ club for me.

  1. heretherebespiders

    Oh my goodness! Well you have ruined all of your chances now, but breaking confidentiality!

    I’m actually impressed with the slightly better than usual spelling and grammar in this scam. Hope no one actually falls for it! I’m still trying to figure out how an X-ray will tell anyone there is 12million $ in a box, however.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Far too many scammers in our world today, I am not sure how anyone would fall for the one above.

  2. cedar51

    dozens of people the world over succumb and fall for this type of thing…and sadly they lose 1000s of $/currency. And there are schemes, pyramid to name one that does the same thing…

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Nowadays we need to keep our wits about us, there are more scams out there than we have had hot dinners!

  3. dunnasead.codu

    LOL. so far we have had nearly a hundred bank accounts frozen in Africa, seveal in Sierra Leone or Uganda, awaiting help to bribe a few officials to get the money out. This one is new, though. Love your answers to this nonsense.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      I was never meant to be wealthy money wise. Gold is cold. I am blessed with loving family and friends and that is the true wealth in life.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Thank Goodness there was no marriage proposal, John. Mind you I am not sure anyone would put up with me these days.

  4. Brig

    Scammers are about, that is for sure. They like to pray on the very elderly. It is a good thing that Dad is as sharp as ever, and gives them the boot.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      I am seldom troubled with them these. The last one was on the phone and I interrupted the flow of his patter to say my phone was part of a police programme and all calls were traced, recorded and checked. It worked!

  5. Joe Keane

    I was delighted to come across your blog again. I made a few contributions to it five years ago, and to my pleasant surprise found them again after this length of time. I am stilling in the writing group and have published a numer of my articles in Ireland’s Own and Senior Times. We have become more adventurous as we got older, and last year went to South Korea and Iran. Do any of your contributors remember a singer named Una Collins. She used to be on a programme called the Balladmakers Saturday Night on Radio Eireann. She was also a founder member of the Radio Eireann Players. Alas she died very young. Can anyone tell me if she came from Sligo. Keep up the good work. I will keep in touch more often in future. Happy New Year. Joe Keane


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