Imagine, if you will, being awaken from sleep by the sound of a SMS alert.
You reach out in the dark, feeling around for your phone. You haven’t been asleep that long so your eyelids are kind of stuck together still. It takes a lot of effort to open your eyes. Squinting at the cellphone screen your brain attempts to un-scramble the message that reads:
YOU HAVE WON R3 MILLION RANDS …
What?! Your heart starts a frantic little flutter.
You widen your eyes until your eyebrows almost reach your hairline and then you squint a little more . . .
YOU HAVE WON R3 MILLION RANDS FROM SHELL PETROLEUM UK/SAUDI LOTTO DRAW. REF NO: SSG7.CONTACT SMITH FOR CLAIM, 0734240789 OR firstname.lastname@example.org FROM 8AM TO 5PM
Yeah, right! If only. But did you really have to wake me to read about the scam you’re running? Twice!? And is there some psychological reasoning behind the time of day you chose to send the message?
Never mind. My heart calmed down the instant I read “lotto draw” and realized that this is just another one of those messages. I fell back into peaceful sleep.
This morning I’m wondering if there are things like psychic scam artists? Winning our National Lottery has been on my mind the last few days. Oh, the things I dream of being able to do . . .
Have a good Friday all!
PS. Keep an eye out for my next post – some more dream related musings 😉