Okay, despite my best efforts to filter spam, I still get five or six pieces of garbage in my inbox every day. My favorite this morning had a nearly-irresistible subject header: "Invitation to Act as Next-of-Kin." I was hoping it was an invite to act as mourner at a high-end funeral, something Dickensian involving horses with black plumes drawing the hearse. Or at perhaps an opportunity to appear at the reading of a will and sob distractingly at the mention of the Dear Departed's name. Or at least one of those romantic-comedy situations where someone needs an instant family member to a) impress boss; b) impress new flame; c) impress INS officers.
But no, it was just the usual scam letter. Although I was pleased to be introduced to the letter's author: "Before proceeding,I wish to introduce myself a barrister at law and the principal consultant of Iwuson & Associates (LEGAL RACTITIONER)." I mean, how many letters from Legal Ractitioners do I get in a day?
Would have been fun to be a mourner for hire, though.