You just can't make this stuff up.
Here is an email thread that wandered through my inbox:
From: Mark xxxxxxx Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2008 To: Rick Segal Subject: Time Sensitive - Invest Opp
I got your name from  who indicated you might be a good fit for our company. After reviewing your public profile, blog, general google results, we've concluded that we can allow your firm the opportunity to review our company for investment. I've attached a one page summary of our company. As you will see, we believe that within 9 months, we will obtain $200 million in revenue with only minor losses of $10 million.
We will accept your investment proposal up until midnight, Oklahoma City time, tonight. If you will require an extra hour or two, please notify me within 7 hours of the expiry time so I can convene a management meeting to review this request.
We will consider moving to Canada should we receive a binding notice of tax benefits and inducements from the Canadian Government along with your investment proposal.
Our investor due diligence process will be required prior to finalizing your investment.
I love this gig.. My reply back:
To: Mark xxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2008
From: Rick Segal
Subject: RE: Time Sensitive - Invest Opp
Thanks for writing. I've always appreciated it when  sends me a referral. I've given your proposal careful consideration and, in order to beat both the midnight and 7 hour prior deadlines, I've decided to pass. I believe timeliness is an important quality.
Be careful out there!
I forwarded this thread to  with a big smily face and within 2 minutes got back OMG and then within 7 minutes after that, got an Amazon gift certificate with 'sorry sorry sorry' as the card.
As I said, I love this gig!