Joanna and her friend were out to have a good time at the movies. They were showing the new Oceans Eleven film, and George was simply too irresistible to withstand. So queuing up in line to get their tickets they encountered this cute boy with a questionnaire for moviegoers, including a prize drawing to win a brand new car.
The questions were simple enough: how may times in the last six months have you been to see a movie, what kind of movies do you like etc., then a couple of personal questions, are you a student, occupation, living with parents or in a flat, household income, etc. and finally the address and contact number, should she be the grand winner. So, dreaming a bit about winning a brand new BMW, she went to see the movie.
The movie was great, went out to get a bite and drink, just having a good old time. When she arrived back home the whole house was in hysterics. Mom was crying, grabbing her like a lost child, dad was shouting at her as well as the neighbours, who were in the flat as well. It was like another war had broken out and she was the only one who didn’t know.
And then the questions came rattling in. How did they treat you? Were you hurt? Do you know what they looked like? And Joanna thought they had completely lost it. As soon as a bit of order and calm had been restored to the house it became clear that her parents had been contacted while she was in the cinema and told, that she was kidnapped and would be rendered unidentifiable should her parents not pay 300 US Dollars. They would need to give the money to the individual waiting in the car which would arrive in 15 minutes. And no tricks, or she’ll never be as pretty again.
And then it dawned on her , the cute boy at the cinema, he took down her telephone and address, knew she was living with her parents and that the household was making 30K a year, so chances of coming up with the 300 bucks were high. But when asked what he looked like she could not clearly remember, kind of like George Clooney she thought...