Sunday, January 13, 2008

Forward this mail, now!

Who is the tediously irritating idiot who spends their time copying and pasting Internet funnies to dispatch as forwards - ever with a message on the bottom instructing the recipient to forward the mail?

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.
* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true.

Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle) other words, send it to everyone. We all need to smile every once in a while.

I betcha' you can't resist passing this one on!

*** A SMILE - worth passing along!!!! ***

And then, of course, there are those which come with threats of dire ill fortune if one does not onsend. These are of the ugly spirit of the evil chain letter - nothing less than sheer cruelty to the naive and gullible.
What torment the email must provide for such people - who live in mortal fear if they don't spam their friends and contacts with the latest piece of so-called humour or tear-jerking schmaltz.

I recall sadly the sight of a colleague who recieved a chain mail letter at work some many years ago. I had no idea of what a poor, superstitious, naive woman she was until I saw her run to the photocopier to run off 20 copies of the chain letter, envelope them up and pass them out to everyone else. Poor thing. Instead of being sorry for her, we were amused and mocked her by putting all the chain letters back into her pigeon hole. She then had 20 chain letters, each of which told her to send out 20 chain letters - and we was back at the photocpier in tears.
We realised we had not been funny.

There are people out there who are terrified of threatened bad luck. It eats away and them and dominates their world - until they bring it on.
These poor things need protected.
The rest of us need to be left a-bloody-lone.

And this applies to all funnies.
I love to received an email funny.
If I think it merits it, I may onsend it to a friend or two.
However, this is something I will decide.

I don't need these pesky halfwits telling me what to forward.
It turns me right off forwardikng and, sad to say, it makes me wonder about the friend who forwarded the mail in the first place.

Has the ease of the Internet's communications hset free a plague of ditzes?
Er, yes.

The senders of this nonsense are a plague upon bandwidth.
They are a plague upon intelligence and commonsense.


Milly Moo said...

Agree totally wiht you, Angry P.

What I find very disappointing is that some of my friends continue to send me them: especially the ones that end with 'This is International Women's Week - send this on to ten amazing women.'

These friends are normally ladies I'd consider highly intelligent, organised and educated women, yet a pissweak slideshow of dolphins or schmaltzy drawings of kittens must ignite an automatic 'send this on to your 'Buddies' mailing list immediately'

Anonymous said...

Well, I for one have had such luck! I got a new home, a new fridge, a new car, a new mate, a good candy bar and a really good pencil with my name on it in GOLD.
I know I owe all of this, including the sunny weather with birdies singing gloriously and butterflies flitting about, because I sent these wonderful, relentlessly cheery and life affirming emails that assure me I have friends and am loved (even if I never get personal messages from them) along to everyone I can think of at the time.
Unfortunately, I no longer have 10 women friends (I lost the male friends with the other emails I had to send along) who haven't blocked me. But there are so many more true friends to make out in cyberspace...aren't there?
If you don't read this and giggle like a demented little girl, Sa, you will probably find the residue of one Culebra pelican upon your doorstep.


Samela said...

You are on the ball, Milly. It is surprising the sort of savvy women who surprise one by sending on this nonsense.

Perhaps they have been talking to MJ!

dysthymiac said...

I don't even open emails even from dear friends, where they have been sent to a Group emails block.
and what supreme ego that is, and I do not repent.
There is a Farcebook group of people who say
"I don't care if I die before midnight I will not forward your email chain-letter"