An offer I can’t refuse

Got an intriguing LinkedIn request this week from someone I’ve never heard of:

Hamza

 

Sure I don’t know Hamza from Adam, but how could I turn down his request? I made a list of pros and cons.

Reasons to accept a LinkedIn request from Hamza Degraft: 

  1. Great name
  2. Letters of name can be rearranged to spell “Grazed Fat Ham”
  3. Wears a powdered wig
  4. Ruffled collar, ruffled sleeves, unruffled demeanor
  5. Has been at his job for 27 years so he must be doing something right
  6. Helped me learn where Benin is.
  7. Will allow me to start conversations at parties by saying “My business associate in Benin…”

Reasons to decline a LinkedIn request from Hamza Degraft: 

  1. Don’t know him.
  2. Letters of name can be rearranged to spell “HZ Fart Damage”
  3. Might be a scam
  4. Benin has ebola cases
  5. Already sound pretentious enough without saying “My business associate in Benin…”

The wig sealed the deal. Meet my new business associate. He lives in Benin…

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