At last, I've learned of a disaster in which the "thoughts and prayers" response is appropriate.
From: William Snyder <email@example.com>
I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was
impromptu. We had to be in Philippines for a Tour..the program was successful, but our journey
has turned sour. We misplaced our wallets and cell phones on our way back to the hotel after we
went for sight seeing. The wallet contains all the valuables we have. Now, our luggage is in
custody of the hotel management pending when we make payment.
I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but I have only very few people to turn to now. I will
be very grateful if I can get a short term loan of ($1,950) from you. This will enable me sort
our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can
afford at this moment. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. Please let me know if
you can be of any assistance.
Oh no! That's terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with you.