Andrej my webmaster and I played-holy-hell getting the post of yesterday (MAR 8, 16 .. ALWAYS BE ON GUARD FOR THE UNGUARDED MOMENT ..) published.
Patti was really upset and did not want to write about the PayPal Cash Card scam. So to help Patti out .. I wrote what happened in my words based on our talking on the phone. I then e-mailed what I had written to Patti and asked Patti to add or correct as she-saw-fit. It was easier for Patti to work with my draft than to start-from-scratch.
Patti did this and sent her revised wording to me.
I began the post of yesterday by copying and pasting Patti’s e-mail with her corrections and revisions into my draft document on my website here.
When I did a preview of the post (look below the dotted line) this is how it looked! There was no spacing between any of the lines of text!!
Getting it unraveled and corrected took Andrej and myself hours of our time. Why show this?
Because .. Taa-Daa .. A big Thank You to Papa John’s Pizza and Peyton Manning for your great one-liner!
It’s what I do!
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When you leave the country, there can be surprises when you get home.
Late last Sunday evening Patti’s home phone rang.
“Is this Patricia M. Boone?”
“Yes, who is calling?”
“Good evening Ma’am, I am Lt. Jonathan Williams of the Alaska State Troopers. I am calling to inform you that there is an active bench warrant for your arrest. You were notified by mail to report for jury duty last Thursday and you failed to appear.”
“But, I just returned a week ago from being out of the country for the last 4 1/2 months. Nevertheless, I have had a chance to go through my stack of backed-up mail and there was not a Jury Summons in my mail.”
“I understand Ma’am. This happens sometimes. I can assist you. If you will go to Wal-Mart and purchase three Pay Pal My Cash cards covering the two charges against you and the court costs, in the amounts of $97, $97, and $100 respectively, I can suspend the bench warrant until your court appearance on March 17th at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Handler. The Pay Pal My Cash cards are the only form of payment the court accepts.”
“But it is Sunday evening … I am not dressed … I have difficulty walking … it is dark …”
“I understand Ma’am, but I cannot suspend the bench warrant until you do as I am advising you to do. Please give me your cell phone number so I can stay in touch with you.
Patti gave him her cell number.
A VERY upset Patti called me and we visited.
Patti went out to Wal-Mart and was advised that they no longer sell Pay Pal My Cash cards. Lt. Williams was calling every 15 minutes to ascertain Patti’s progress. Patti went to Walgreen’s and purchased the three cards.
Back in the car at Walgreen’s, Patti’s cell phone rang once again with Lt. Williams asking if the cards had been purchased. He got an affirmative answer.
“Very good Ma’am. Please scratch off the covering over each card pin number and give them to me so I can suspend your bench warrant.”
“But, I am in my car, it is dark, I do not have a flashlight, the overhead light does not work, I cannot see the numbers.”
“Ma’am you must do as I am asking you to do. If you don’t I will leave the bench warrant active and you could be arrested right now on your way home. You would be taken to jail and would have to stay there without bail until your court date.”
“I will call you back at the Troopers Office when I get home.” Patti hung up.
Patti did not answer the next three incoming cell phone calls.
When Patti returned home she called the State Troopers. She was advised that there is a SCAM underway and that if she was called again to have a shrill whistle and to blow hard into it and hang up.
Bad VERY BAD business. Just think .. What if Patti has slipped and fallen and seriously hurt herself.
Let this be a lesson for all of us. The bad people of the world never cease to pursue their illicit activities
- MAR 8, 16 .. ALWAYS BE ON GUARD FOR THE UNGUARDED MOMENT!
- MAR 10, 16 .. HERE’S TO .. THE GIRL IN RED