Are You Trying To Con Me Or Compliment Me?

It’s too good to be true

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“Are you interested in additional revenue streams with minimal risk and very little effort?”

Yes, of course, I am. It’s so obvious that I am. I mean, come on, the question answers itself and basically guarantees that people will say yes and keep reading. It’s like if people asked if others want some free cash to buy a new phone. The answer is yes. But alas, it’s too good to be true.

“Hello, how are you?" asks the profile picture of a beautiful stranger.

Well, okay, I don’t know this beautiful person on the beach, but you seem nice enough. Wait, why are they chatting with me? No, no, don’t reply. It’s too good to be true.

“I have something that I’m sharing with only my closest friends. It’s an inverse crypto derivatives account that can make you big bucks.”

I don’t know. I never really liked the word inverse when it comes to money. I worry about my finances because the stock market is in a big bubble and asset values are really inflated. It’s too good to be true.

“Nice to meet you."

Okay, I don’t mean to be unfriendly or antisocial, but this one makes me think a lot. How does the person know if it’s nice to meet me when we’ve never met? It’s too good to be true.

“You are so wonderful."

Okay, you got me. Keep going. I’m not even going to argue because flattery works with me and I’m going to let down my guard and appreciate every minute of it. Please, I don’t get many compliments so I definitely remember when I get them. It’s amazing how it works. I’m not trying to beg here, but I will if I have to. Yes, it’s too good to be true, but keep it coming.

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writer and novelist. traveler and adventurer. looking for fun in the sun. chasing the dream. can't stop the feeling that time is going faster.

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