As the hours turn into days, and the days approach a week, I have to begin to accept that my dear, dear Russian beauty, the sweet email@example.com aka Maria has dumped me. I have not heard from her since the 15th, and others report that they have received more messages from her. (Someone mentioned that she may also be using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why ever would she have turned her back on me? Perhaps because I was giving her the finger the whole time in my replies, and she only just started reading them to see who was offering money? Yeah, that was probably it. :-)
So apparently this is the end of the line for me. It was a fun ride. I wish I'd been around to see the money requests. If you're getting emails from her, please keep me up to date with your comments and let me know how the whole thing progresses.
Here is what I assume will be my final note to her:
My Dearest Maria,
It's been nearly a week since I've heard from you, while all of my friends that you've been emailing report that you've written to them. Have I done something wrong? Have you decided that we're not right for each other, though all of the others ARE right for you?
Well, I suppose that what I want most is for you to be happy. And if your happiness means dumping me in favor of all of those other guys you're emailing, then so be it. But when you get to the U.S., know that my cardboard home is always open to you. (Bring your own blanket though!)
Fare well, my love!
Insincerely and finally yours,
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it, and always remember --
If it seems too good to be true,
somebody's scamming you! ;-)