I have a rather darling friend who prefers to remain nameless for the endurance of this story. I reluctantly agreed to protect the identity of the innocent.
The other day, my lovely friend was walking in the Woodside, Queens area of New York City when a small woman approached and told my friend she was seeing “The Letter J” swirling around her. Startled, and a little unsettled, my good friend — FOR SOME REASON! — confirmed to the tiny stranger that her name did, in fact, begin with “J” and the street scam was on!