Friday, April 20, 2007

Chain emails

I don't forward chain emails.

Mostly I don't even read them.

A subject line with "Fw:Fw:..." usually results in the message being sent straight to trash.


Because I don't have the patience for the kind of impersonal, feel-good tripe they tend to contain.

Because I don't have the patience to scroll through dozens of forward headings to get to the actual message.

Because I'd like people who send me emails to say something to me.

Because I don't want to annoy the people I know as much as those things annoy me.


"If you have enjoyed your experience, why not share it with your friends?"
- Nutri-Matic Drink Dispenser
"Because I want to keep them."
-Arthur Dent

2 people have spouted off:

Qalmlea said...

I agree. Though I occasionally I will read forwards, look them up on Snopes, and then send the link to everyone on the address line, as well as to the sender. :^D

(The last one was a blurb about how crime rates had skyrocketed in Australia since they'd passed stricter gunlaws. It was a mismash of 'how to lie with statistics' and outright fabricated figures.)

tom said...

I tried to explain this to mom once...