Delusion or Illusion? Part 2… or this could happen to you!

Ok, here is another laugh for your day… or maybe you will run out and delete your Facebook page.

After posting my last story and asking for your feedback, you won’t believe what I learned.  Two of my friends, who are 67 and 71 replied that they too had heard from a young Greek man, supposedly named Mack Donald (don’t you just love the name)!  Hmm, I wonder if he has franchised himself?  Oh yes, I wonder if he comes “super-sized”… I’m tall!

From what I heard from my friends, this nice looking young man went through the same routine with them.  He flattered their egos saying how lovely they looked and told them that age had nothing to do with beauty when they responded that they were much older than him.  His pictures showed him with a young female child, presumably his daughter.  Also, his story is that his wife died three years ago and he is lonely.  Slowly the conversation progressed somehow to the topic of money.  When my friends responded that they didn’t have any money, surprisingly the young man “unfriended” them on Facebook.

Now, we chuckle as we analyze the situation.  I wonder how many Greek men are named Mack Donald?  Also, out of curiosity I went back into Facebook to see if I could find this “charming” young man.  Guess what… I couldn’t find him.  I did see some others named Mack Donald but not the gentleman who requested to “friend” me.  The others named Mack Donald had McDonald’s logos as their pictures.  Now, I didn’t try looking at their pictures, maybe I should have.

But, now my friends and I wonder how much this young man told us was true?  Actually, is anything on his supposed Facebook page real?  These days computer technology can create many false scenarios, so don’t accept everything you see and hear at face value unless you know the person to be trustworthy.

Fortunately none of us had money; but I am curious what this character’s next step would have been?  Did he plan to simply date me or my friends via Facebook?  Hmmm, I guess the dating world has changed since I last dated.

The moral of the story is Beware of “hot,” old chicks.  We may be more clever than you realize!  We did enjoy a great laugh together about this situation.

Now, one of my friends suggested that we come up with a “cool” name for our “hot” chicks group.  We could be Rock’n Robins… I want to hear your suggestions too!  Another friend suggested:  Rock’n Crones and Revengeful Chicks.  Hey… this is going to be fun!   😉



About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.
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19 Responses to Delusion or Illusion? Part 2… or this could happen to you!

  1. Tina Peterson says:

    Great examples! Job well done getting to the core of this scam. Thanks for sharing!

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      It truly is strange that some younger man would try to scam older women. He TRULY is desperate! Plus, it is scary to think what would have happened if one of us did have money. On the other hand, from what I gather, my friends were smart enough to be suspicious of him. This world can be CRAZY!

  2. Tina Peterson says:

    Got your reply via my email, so that was something new. Maybe my system is getting caught up with the new technology! Thanks.

  3. Susan Scott says:

    Love the name Rockin’ Robins Gwynn! The Macks of the world don’t know our robbing powers when we sense something is fishy!

    I’ll think of another name maybe … just as a suggestion .. right now I’m not thinking straight. There’s a HULK of man who has caught my fancy – he says he’s in love with me and he’s coming to visit me from Siberia … if he can’t make it (he’s already said he’s short of money) he said he would swim over if necessary, but maybe – he suggested – I can send him the money ..

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      LOL, Susan!!!! 😉 Watch out for the super-sized Macks. You may bite into more than you can chew… or swallow for that matter!

      Isn’t it amazing what we can find in the wonderful world of the internet!!!?? Thanks for laughing with me! You are NOW an official member of the Rock’in Robins!!! 😉

  4. Ned says:

    Gee, I wonder if it was the same Greek named Mack Donald who asked if I was married? I guess we’ll never know for sure, which is probably just as well…

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Hey Ned, I have a friend who is Gay. My friend asked me to have Mack “friend” him. Hmmm, I’ll have to remember his request! By the way THANKS for stopping by to read maybe a portion of my blog. Do I DARE ask if you had to run to the bathroom afterward?

  5. Patty says:

    I rather like Rock n Robins! You go girls!

  6. Awesome detective work, Gwynn. And one more lesson: watch out for the Macks (not such name for a Greek name, hehe) of the world. Just like the real Don Juans, they pull us in with their charm and leave us wonder. 🙂 Great story!

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Hey Silvia, the detective work was EASY! My friends emailed to say, “Guess what happened to me too!” However searching for the Mack Donald’s in the world wasn’t as easy. I guess I’ll just have to start hanging out at my local franchise to see who hangs out there. Geez, just when you think you are too old to have someone flirt with you, this happens! Thanks for laughing with me!

  7. patgarcia says:


    I don’t think Mack Donald is a Greek name, at least so far as I know. I find it terrible that there is so many scams going on on the Internet, but that is a part of life. There will always be somebody or some people who are trying to take advantage of others.


    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      It truly is sad that people try to take advantage of others, but it is even worse when they think they are taking advantage of someone older than they are. Or maybe he thought women would automatically fall for flattery. If that is his thinking, he has been hanging around some very shallow people. Too bad.

      Thanks for reading this crazy event in my life. However, my friends and I did have a good laugh… maybe ultimately the joke was on this Mack Donald.

  8. Good that he was not successful scamming you or your friends. Unfortunately the world is full of people looking for ways to help others part with their money.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      None of us are gullible, fortunately. Initially we thought it funny that some young guy was trying to “pick us up” until we eventually realized what he really was after. I learned from my daughter-in-law that some guy scammed the mother of one of their friends for nearly all of her life savings. Plus, the guy’s picture on Facebook was someone else’s that he had copied. It amazes me the number of thieves there are in this world.

      So are you still having fun in Puerto Rico? The Caribbean definitely is an interesting area, but it has been a VERY long time since I was there. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

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