My new hobby: taking messages from scammers on social media and when they ask where I work, I tell them I'm a reverend. Conversations get very interesting after that. I actually had a guy stop trying to scam me today.

@trhr that’s cool. How did the conversation go?

@danny Um, I say something like, "I just spent 7 years in Edo state, Nigeria where I founded a schoolhouse/church til Boko Haram burned it down and I barely escaped with my life." S/he says, "oh wow, that's crazy." I say, "Yes, God protects me from all things. I believe he protects you too. Perhaps he sent you here today for a reason. Is there anything you'd like to tell me, Emmanuel?"

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@danny Silence on that one so far. Maybe calling him by his real name was too much?

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