I’ve been getting a lot of strange requests in my inbox lately, so I thought I’d put this all out there for anyone else confusing me for someone other than J. Money Blogger Extraordinaire ;) I’m plum afraid I can’t hook you up with anything outside of personal finance and/or entrepreneurship – although I wish I could! Some of the stuff y’all are asking me about could make me rich, bitch!
Here are the 3 latest things I’ve been asked to sell to/for you:
1) Bottles of Champagne
I unfortunately already deleted this email before thinking up this blog post, but it pretty much went something like this:
“Hey Jay, I finally want to put in that order for the 36 bottles of 2004 Vintage Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne. Where do I send the money?”
Ummm…. to my Paypal acount? ;) I guess this guy has a lot of Jay’s in his email list! And wealthy people read this blog too! I turned to Google after it piqued my interest as I hadn’t heard of Roederer before, and it turns out that stuff can go for $189 a bottle! For just ONE! So this guy MUST make bank to be able to afford 36 of them – it would go for over $6,800 without even including tax or shipping yet, wowzers! Can I go to that party, please??
2) Human Eggs
This email I DID save, and it went like this:
SUBJECT: “sell my eggs”
MESSAGE: “I would love to give m beautiful eggs to someone that needs them i don’t i have enough children”
Grammar aside, this was quite the email to grab my attention :) I REALLY hoped she’d hit me back after I responded for more info so I could learn more and possibly do a Side Hustle with her in the future (And I loved that she said “beautiful eggs” – it’s true! They are beautiful!), but sadly she has yet to respond back to my inquiry… And I don’t think I’m doing myself any favors by posting about this either, haha… But I DO mean well! I’m just not the right person for the job ;)
3) Any and All Drugs
Okay, well this one I haven’t actually got EMAILED about ever, but I DO get asked alllll the freakin’ time in person about it. Probably because I *look* like a druggie! Haha… (If you can believe it, though, I’ve never once smoked or shot up any types of drugs whatsoever – not even marijuana. My drugs of choice are alcohol and the occasional cigar, as much as I’d love to try some others out just to SEE what the fuss is about! (I can’t though because I have a major addictive personality and I know I’ll get hooked. Plus, I’m way too old to be experimenting now ;))
Every time I walk through the streets of any major city – esp NY – I constantly get hit up to either buy or sell someone drugs. Once even when walking with my MOTHER, of all people, and the crackhead kept saying over and over again “not to lie” to him because he KNOWS I’m a dealer! What the what? After about the 3rd time my mom was forced to question me about it too, ugh… luckily that’s been the only time she’s had a shadow of a doubt ;) But no – I don’t deal or by drugs, sorry future askers!
That’s all I wanted to share with you today :) Did you think you’d be reading about human eggs and champagne this morning? Haha… Anyone else get asked for strange stuff from time to time? Drop us a note and let’s see who has the best story! It’s pretty interesting what money can buy…
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