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Do you believe in Good Luck?
You know the kind of Advertisement I am talking about; beautiful colors schemes, stars, moon floating behind the text, and in big bold blue letters
" Marie, It is YOUR time. Act NOW.
Be the catalyst for the life of riches you are entitled to.
Never struggle again because of a lack of money; ever, ever again"
& more in that vein"
Psychic Foretelling. Do you buy it?
You grab the mouse, fingers poised to click it direct to Trashland, but something stops you. You surprise yourself. You move your mouse to the colored icon and . . . . .you look around you, stealthily, slowly and carefully.
You see someone coming towards the open office door, but . . . .mmm . . . .no, she keeps walking towards the north end of the corridor. You look around again. . .OMG! Your cred will be in tatters overnight if they see what you're up to!
You don't believe in that kind of nonsense of course, but you just want to know what it is that pulls people in, that gets the gullible to pay money for promises in the clouds. That is what you told yourself, and it seemed so logical and sensible !!
Can You Resist the Temptation?
NOW. Nobody's watching. You keep on reading until it says you need to send $39 for a full year of predictions. This will apparently be your ground map for the year coming. But wait. Here it says that you have to pay another $39 if you want to get the assistance of the Psychic who will layout a detailed plan for you, and that will show you how to tap the riches that can be yours. Mmmm . . . .$39? Should you? Aw. . . . .that is not a fortune, and you don’t have to pay the second lot of $39 if you do not like what the predictions say! Again you pause in indecision.
Is this just a scam, you ask yourself. Don't be like that, you respond!!
Little Red Devil on the left-hand shoulder pipes up in your ear "And what if you're missing out on the chance of a lifetime?"
Little Blue Angel on the right-hand shoulder pulls itself up to reach your ear and whispers "Don't listen to him. What about your budget? Didn't you promise to keep to the limit as set up last month?'
Little Red Devil on the left-hand shoulder squeaks shrill in your ear "How many times have we heard of someone winning a motza on an outside chance! And here you are, being handed a golden chance on a plate and you refuse it?' The decibels rise accordingly. ' You might be missing the chance of a lifetime.!'
Finally. . . .Done!
Let's face it, we all know that Lady Luck only knocks once. If you don't jump at the opportunity, you're done like a dinner!
Mmmm . . . You look around again. All clear. Bring out the Visa Card. Copy the numbers, quick. Check for typos. Hit Send. Gone in a flash.
A Week Later.
It has been a week, and full of promise of Neptune’s favours and Virgo’s benevolent glance, you are waiting for the miracle to happen.
You hug the knowledge to yourself. You have actually received a cheque for $127 that had all but been lost to you for 3 years. It came to you so unexpectedly, and you could so easily have missed out on it completely.
That is surely a good sign. Now, for the “big one”. You have played the numbers that you were given, but you cannot help but wonder – are they in the right order? How many entries would it take to cover all the computations possible? Your head reels.
“Far too many” sighs the angel on your right shoulder.
“Don’t give in “ screams the devil on the left. “You HAVE to believe. . .”
Marie moved away from there. A job in the city someone said. A big win another hinted broadly. No one knew for sure.
Now tell me, dear Reader, do you think that amidst all the charlatans after easy money, there may be some genuine psychics who, it would behove us to listen to?
© 2015 MarieLB