Terry Bryson PSA | Day 2
But how, Terry Bryson? How do I research the person I'm talking to on dating sites? I'm sure you've got some secret hacks for violating other people's privacy.
You’re right, Wanders. This is going to be nothing more than a PSA. Estelle doesn’t need Terry Bryson, former cop, to tell her what she should have done. She needs somebody to hack Arthu(e)r’s Cellphone, pinpoint his location, kick down his door, and have some serious and sinister discussions with him. But I don’t think the BAU team from Criminal Minds will be interested in the case.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Yoda's Handbook For Internet Dating And Obtaining A Second Mortgage".Research. Verify and.Wish. Warn.Slow questions. Too early.No wonder! Details financial status!
LOL Nance, once again your BFH made me laugh. (I have a new office and am by myself, so I don't have a cube mate thinking I'm insane.)Anyway, Office Terry's advice is kind of stupid and like Nance's BFH, it sounds like what you would say if you're looking for a mortgage."No wonder Arthur/er suggested exchanging questionnaires." My response, if I was Terry would be to say "Who the heck does that in the first place. You ARE a dummy!" If someone had asked me about my financial situation, I would have asked "Why do you need to know that", but not bubblehead Estelle. She just gave away that information, like she gave away that 10 grand.That being said, I would have loved to seen the questions and answers to Arthur/er questionnaire.
Nance, even though I knew what would be in it, I found myself looking forward to your boldface haiku today. Such poetry in those first two lines! Thanks for your commitment to this important pursuit!
Another home run by @Nance!A game of musical chairs was played, and Libby beat Mary for an appearance today.
Didn't Toby already do all that weeks ago?
So you go to dating sites to research the person? Bad writing KM, just bad.
Even Libby is looking up at the dialogue balloons and thinking, "Duh, even I knew that, meow!"
AND WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T GIVE HIM YOUR HOME ADDRESS! (Foreshadowing supplied by the meg wayforward machine)
At least Estelle didn't give Arthur/er $80,000 to buy their dream home:https://www.newsweek.com/man-accused-scamming-woman-he-met-through-online-dating-site-out-80000-1432278
Mary: "I hate to butt in, Terry [Libby snickers and rolls her eye], but you're speaking to Estelle like she's some kind of nitwit."Terry: "And your point is?"Estelle: "Please go on, Terry. This kind of inside information is fascinating."[Libby hacks up a tuna ball]-- Scottie McW.
“Here Estelle — let me tell you all the things you should have done, over and over, until you can’t feel any worse! Because I’m trying to be helpful.”Lady, it was worth losing ten grand just to realize that nobody in this town is your friend. Nobody.
Please don't let this end this with a lecture of how to protect yourself from an online predator. I want to see Arthur arrested. What will he look like? Will he still be in that same dirty tee-shirt? And what about his dog? Will Mary or Estelle rescue it?
@Vince, @KitKat, @Regina Wolfe-Parkes--Thank you all. Some days, I feel like I put way more into "Mary Worth" than KM does.
Thursday: Once again we are getting a lesson that dummy Estelle could have looked up at anytime on the interwebs. Libby is looking at Estelle as if to say "Boy, you are a dummy and that old lady is even dumber for entrusting me with you."My only regret is Arthur/er didn't follow through with the rest of his grift and came to the door demanding his money. If that happened, stupid Estelle could have said after the police arrested him "Boy, did I ever dodge a bullet!" At least Estelle wasn't THAT stupid that she entrusted $80,000 to her "beautiful man" to buy them a dream home like that lady in the news the other day.
Libby’s looking bedraggled. Did Arthur/er have hair sticking out of his ears like this?
Fabulous, Nance! Maybe a reverse mortgage, which is right up there with romance scams in my book, would have been a good reference for this population... I am glad that Estelle is penitent enough to realize that Mary was right all along. Cue a smug-a-thon with Mary and Toby lounging by the pool tomorrow as they bask in the wisdom they tried to impart to the hapless Estelle.
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