Sunday, 12 December 2010
Shock Horror!: Money Extracted from Lovelygrey by Handsome Man
So he toddled off to the Far East and found that his reliable alternative to wonga was a bit problemmatic. In fact for five days he was unable to change these supposedly international recognised bits of paper for even a jiao (think pence or cents). So instead he sponged three figure sums off the gullible elderly ladies on the trip using the highly effective line 'Girls, I'm in a bit of a predicament'. His delighted female tour companions, reduced to school girl giggles, were excited by the frisson of being involved with a potential gigolo and were quite disappointed when he paid them back.
I too, have succombed to requests for money from a charismatic man but this time I don't expect to be reimbursed. Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia has added a banner to the top of the website requesting voluntary donations. Who could resist a request from a gent with such cute crow's feet, who, as an aside, has also provided me with my most useful reference guide? So, if you're passionate about the use of the Internet for the greater good rather than economic gain and haven't already lost all your money to some passing conman in a moment of lustful stupidity, please consider coughing up yourself!