Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The requests for free money come rolling in (Day 4)

Well, just three days into this project and suddenly my e-mail box was full of interesting requests from people around the world yesterday. It was a little overwhelming. So if I don't answer everyone all at once, please forgive me. It will take a little time to carefully consider each request, organize them, and then decide which ones to select.

I can tell this is going to be very, very interesting and fun for all of us.

Since I have the chance, I'll share some thoughts and advice that will probably help with your requests.

I received various requests yesterday. Some were for smaller amounts like $50 or $100. Others were for very large amounts, like $10,000 or $20,000.

I understand that some folks' needs are greater than others, and I'll definitely work to help them out. But in order to help the greatest number of people, I can fill more of the smaller requests than the larger ones. Is it possible I could send you $10,000? Yes. But it's much more likely that I'd be able to send you $100 to help with your utility bills or to get a new suit for an interview than for me to fund the purchase of your new home or car.

So carefully consider your request. You've got a much better chance of having your wish fulfilled with smaller requests. Plus remember, you can always come back and ask for more 30 days later.

If you'd like to ask for money, just email me and let me know what you need.

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