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Isn't it incredibly romantic to pay your astronaut fiancé's landing fees so the two of you can marry?

I'm in that weird spot where I feel so sorry for the lady in this story yet can't stop chuckling:


Japan woman pays for 'Russian astronaut' to return to Earth in alleged scam
OTSU, Shiga (Kyodo) -- Police are investigating whether a woman in central Japan was scammed into sending around 4.4 million yen ($30,000) to a person who claimed to be a Russian astronaut working at the International Space Station and needing money to return to Earth to marry her.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20221008/p2g/00m/0na/053000c

Posted - October 8, 2022

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  • 52732

     

      Wait, this means now she’s available, right? She’s not allergic to sub-basements by any chance, is she? Tell her not to move a muscle; I’ll be right there!


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      October 8, 2022 3:55 PM MDT
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  • 43838
    Do they have postal service on the ISS? Those Nigerians are getting awfully clever.
      October 8, 2022 4:13 PM MDT
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  • 9517
    That's a scam. I only needed to send $15,000. He should be home any day now.
      October 10, 2022 5:32 AM MDT
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  • 52732

     

      Hey, wait a minute here . . . I didn’t know there was another angle, and such an easy one at that! Grrrrrrr. 

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      October 10, 2022 5:49 AM MDT
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  • 1191
    "Help, my love! Landed in Pacific Ocean! Please buy Porsche for our good kind friend Danilo to pick me up. cпасибо"
      October 12, 2022 7:14 PM MDT
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  • 52732

     

      She’ll probably fall for it: that’s similar to how I got her to buy me a one-way ticket on the Greyhound Bus Line from Minneapolis to San Diego after the most recent restraining order hearing. She was worried that I didn’t have a place to stay in her city and wanted me to get back home as soon as poss- . . . hey, wait a second, something just occurred to me! I wonder if she was just trying to get rid of me instead of worrying about me! Grrrrrrr.



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      October 12, 2022 9:42 PM MDT
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  • 9517
    Okay,  but it will have to be a basic model. I have to have enough money for our honeymoon! 
      October 13, 2022 10:19 AM MDT
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  • 52732

     

      Baby, three on a honeymoon just won’t work! It’s supposed to be just the two of us, you don’t need anyone besides me! Grrrrrrr. 
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      October 13, 2022 11:58 AM MDT
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  • 1191
    "Traces of sandwich blocking ISS airlock. Suspect man called Randy. Do not trust!!! Have to go now, phone empty."
      October 13, 2022 5:21 PM MDT
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  • 52732

     

      If there was any Vegemite, avocado, or mayonnaise found at the scene? Yes? See, that clears me. Check on a certain Australian. (Cough, cough.)

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      October 13, 2022 8:35 PM MDT
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  • 1191
    I don't readily admit it, Randy, but, looking at her reversal below, I think this woman could beat the both of us in any scheme. This post was edited by Danilo_G at October 19, 2022 7:27 AM MDT
      October 14, 2022 5:19 PM MDT
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  • 52732

     

      Danny Boy, don’t talk like a rank amateur! I’ve been carving away at her rough exterior for about three or four years now, so I’m well accustomed to “apparent“ victories on her side, but in reality it just takes reading between the lines. See how she typed “Randy”? Psychologically, it indicates she writes my name dozens or hundreds of times a day in a favorite notebook. These are signs of deep feelings of love for me. I get that a lot though. 


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      October 14, 2022 5:40 PM MDT
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  • 16071
    The mayo pretty much proves the Shaggy defense. "It wasn't me".
      October 19, 2022 6:25 AM MDT
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  • 9517
    Check for traces of Vegemite, avocado, or mayonnaise.  Randy would definitely dispose of that in the airlock. He wouldn't leave a crumb of any other sandwich uneaten. 
      October 14, 2022 12:46 PM MDT
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  • 9517
    You can't compete with a real astronaut. Come to think of it, you can't really compete with anyone.
      October 13, 2022 8:13 PM MDT
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  • 52732

     

      That’s probably just the cooking sherry talking. I’ll wait until you have slept it off and we can return to our love affair. 

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      October 13, 2022 8:31 PM MDT
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