Archive for February, 2011

Your lucky numbers are…..

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

A while back my mum received some interesting unsolicited mail in the form of a letter from a woman who described herself as a clairvoyant, medium, numerologist and about 6 other things on similar lines. This letter was really quite amazing. It said that in exactly 29 days mum would receive the amount of $432,784! It gave the exact date of this windfall and then went on to say that another windfall would occur again on 13 Feb that same year. In fact there were 17 dates specifically given over the next 12 months (from the date of the letter) where 17 important life changing happy events would occur.

I don’t know a great deal about things like astrology but I reckon that predictions as accurate as these are extremely rare (it stated as much in the letter). Now, I hope you are sitting down, because here’s the really amazing and true thing – my mum kept the letter! That’s right, she didn’t just shred it immediately and feed it to the worms, she actually held onto it, then passed it on to me.

A closer inspection of the letter reveals something interesting. Of all the dates that year, where 17 happy events would happen, not one of them coincided with the birth of mum and dad’s granddaughter, their son’s wedding or any of the days when they were on their first overseas holiday in 16 years. Perhaps none of these events were happy (dad did get a cold when they were cruising down the Rhine River).

Admittedly, mum didn’t pay the $30 for the “Grand Special Reading” mentioned on page 8 of the letter, right above the section on payment options and spaces where you can confirm your date of birth, email address and phone number, and perhaps this effected those special dates and predictions. And, strangely, the $432,784 never crossed mum’s path.

A quick Google search reveals something very interesting about this clairvoyant – she doesn’t have many fans in Australia. In fact there are many sites out there saying she’s a scammer, including one from the WA government.

In reality, your lucky numbers are likely to be 16 single digit ones in the form of a credit card number which are best kept away from unsolicited letters and emails from con artists.