Dear Mr. Kuku

Dear David,

You don’t mind if I call you ‘David’, do you?

I read your letter with great fascination when it arrived in my spam folder earlier this week. What a new and interesting business proposition! It was especially refreshing to see something this innovative after a decade of requests to smuggle large amounts of cash out of various African nations on behalf of deposed princes and grieving widows. You are to be commended!

But, David, I must confess to some reservations that I hope you can address. It appears that you are perpetrating a cycle of unethical behavior by not informing your employer of Abi-Ad’s latest correspondence. You must realize that you are an employee and are obliged to act in the best interest of your employer. Tsk. This worrisome behavior is of great concern to me.

I also have a concern about your insistence that my involvement be kept a secret from Abi-Ad. Why would that be, David? Once again, it has an odor of disrespect to it.

I’m also curious as to why you need my assistance at all. You say you have a contact in Africa (I knew there would be an African connection!) from whom you can purchase the medicine. Why not just make the purchase yourself and resell the product to Abi-Ad? Adding an additional layer of complexity to your scheme only increases the chances either your boss or Abi-Ad will discover your duplicity.

Lastly, it seems to me that you would know the proper spelling Liverpool if you had ever been in that fair city. I have a deep concern over your lack of skill with the English language. Whether it is your native language or not (and I can see that it is not), people in the business community generally make an effort to use proper grammar and spelling when communicating with clients and partners. Would it have been too terribly difficult to find a qualified translator to set your thoughts out in a way that would not offend the recipient?

It is my most sincere wish, David, that you cease your unethical and underhanded behavior in regards to your employer. If you find it impossible to reconcile with your boss, you might consider striking out on your own. I know you want to avoid the wrath of God that is sure to rain down upon you because of your duplicitous actions.

By the way, have you been to El Saage? It’s a delightful Mediterranean restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, that has gotten some very good reviews.

Most sincerely,

Your Concerned Prospective Business Partner

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