November 1, 2006

A plea for a noble deed

Found this mail in my inbox today

From: Muhammed Al-hakim [mulal@inmail24.com]
To: Michael Ooi
Date: Nov 1, 2006 3:15 PM
Subject: A plea for a noble deed

Dear Friend,
As you read this, I don‘t want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Muhammed Al-hakim a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth.

So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.

I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Isreal, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.

The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of fifteen million dollars $15,000,000,00 that I have with a Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit stashed in a diplomtic box and dispatche it to the less priviledged and hungry.I am failing in health and i have been restricted to a solitary life by the doctors till i die.

I have set aside 30% for your time and service and expenses.

N.B:dear friend, please do reply to my alternate email address only: malhakim@albaha.cc , for a faster response

Muhammed Al-hakim
God be with you

Like I should be flattered. Here’s my reply to Muhammed:

From: Michael Ooi
To: Muhammed Al-hakim [malhakim@albaha.cc]
Date: Nov 1, 2006 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: A plea for a noble deed

Dear Muhammed, son of a camel,

as rich as your cancerous ass can be, I can’t help but feel sorry for you. There are only SIX zeros in a million, moron… you should probably learn arithmetic before you die.

From Malaysia with love,
MichaelOoi.

We Malaysians are definitely a courteous lot… at least I know I am.

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