Try as I might, in my seven decades – most of which were lived in New York City of all places – I can’t remember being the victim of any shady deals or crooked schemes.
I never shot craps in Vegas nor have I even been to Foxwoods.
I was never conned in a dark alley by a guy playing Three Card Monte, although I once had my wallet stolen and thousands of dollars were withdrawn from my bank account. But even before the crook was caught, Chase made good down to the last penny.
We once left an expensive camera in a London taxi and got it back. And I once bought a car from a used car dealer and it ran perfectly for years just like he said it would.
So you’d think I’d be grateful for all my good fortune, but this week’s prompt is HACKS AND SCAMS and now I have nothing to write, dammit!
Dana Susan Lehrman
This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!