I received one of those Liberian/Nigerian Spam today. Nothing different, except this came by fax all the way from UK. So somebody actually spent money in sending out spam fax. I was about to throw it away, when this line caught my attention
I took this decision because my Husband's relatives are not Christians...I don't want to use this money in an ungodly way. This is why I am contacting you
I generally sign off as Nathan in my mails to my European customers in order to make it easy for them. So the spammer thought that I was a Christian and took that angle. That reminded me of one of my most stupid conversational error ever. When I was in UK a few months back, I went to meet one of my clients with whom I had been in touch by mail for over 3 years.
This was the first time we were meeting face to face. After introducing and small talk about weather, he asked me, "So, is Nathan your Christian name?". I don't know what got into me, I was sort of confused and I replied without thinking "No, it is my Hindu Name".