The End column, the Australian Industry Standard
Issue 4, 3 July 2000
by Neale Morison
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You have probably heard the story of a fifteen year old boy whose mother was putting laundry away when she came across a large brown paper bag suspiciously buried beneath some clothes and a skateboard in the back of her closet. Cripes, it has to be true. No one could invent such plausible circumstantial detail. Nothing could have prepared her for the shock she received when she opened the bag and found it was full of cash. Five dollar bills, twenties, fifties and hundreds- all neatly rubber-banded in labeled piles.
"My first thought was that he had robbed a bank", says the 41-year-old woman (not her real age or sex).
"There was over $71,000 dollars in that bag (not the real sum) - that's more than my husband (not his real legal status) earns in a year". As it turns out, the boy had been sending out via email on the Internet a type of 'chain-letter' to email addresses that he obtained from the Internet. Everyday after school for the past 2 months, he had been doing this right on his computer in his bedroom. It could have been worse, as many parents will testify.
Within the first few days of sending out the email, the Post Office Box that his parents had gotten him for his video-game magazine subscriptions began to fill up with not magazines, but envelopes containing five dollar bills.
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