Every now and then I'll get emails for other Shawn McGovern's. They range from homeowners association violation reports to people thanking me for touring their home.
About a a month ago I came across this email
This was too good to NOT respond!
I wanted to start off slow. Not give myself away.
Luckily Steve responded right away.
Not sure who Michael is and why there are ...'s after telling me we can share a tent.
So things were quite for a while so I figured they realized I wasn't the right Shawn McGovern.
I decide to go nuclear and be as weird as possible.
That's it! My fun is over. Or so I thought.
Steve responded within minutes! And then Aj! Then this random guy!
Phew! I don't know what I'd do if Flipsy couldn't come!
Clearly things are a bit boring... So
Good advice Steve.
Oh look!!! Someone new! Who's this?
CRAP!! This guy wants to carpool with me!!
When these situations come up, the best thing to do is IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE!!
So begins the setup for my reveal. I didn't want to throw anything else weird out there in case they questioned me. I mean all of a sudden this new guy Leland shows up, which just happens to be my middle name.
Aww look at me being helpful.
So my plan was to go to Bass Pro Shop and put on all sorts of hunting/outdoor/fishing gear from throughout the store and grab a crossbow or bow n arrow and pose for a picture. I didn't have a chance to get there so luckily I have friends that know photoshop.
JESUS!! Look at my face! Maybe Steve hasn't met Shawn? Screw it! On to plan B. I want to be able to make sure "the real" Shawn can actually go to his friends bachelor party. Every single thing I have done has failed.
Let me tell you, waiting for the response was nerve wracking to say the least. But Steve of course wrote back soon enough.
Well that went better than expected. I hoped Shawn could still attend.
I like this guy!
WHOA! The scammer got scammed. Steve's good damnit. I wonder how many of them were in on it. I guess it makes it even funnier that they were playing along too. Now at least I know Shawn has actually been invited.
Damn... that was fun. Now what am I supposed to do?
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Shawn McGovern grew up on a farm 15 miles from Toledo OH. His life long dream is to one day visit that magical city and tell all of his friends about it.