It was a short ad (as most are) in the local personals, but it included the magic code “420,” so I emailed a reply. I’ve already deleted the emails, but the conversation went something like this:
Me: Medical cannabis patient here, no longer able to afford legal program. Looking for 420 friendlies.
Scammer: I can help you with that. How old are you?
Me: While it’s impolite to ask a lady her age, I have no trouble telling you that I’m in my 50s. (I had sent a selfie with my response.)
Scammer: Will it bother you if I’m married?
Me: I’m not sure what your marital status has to do with bud. Perhaps you can enlighten me?
Scammer: My wife works all day. She doesn’t like to smoke. Maybe we could get together, smoke and have sex?
Me: I feel sorry for your wife. And right now, I’m feeling a little sorry for myself because I have to respond to your “offer.” Thanks, but no thanks.