Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Group e-mail forwards

Tis the season…to forward e-mails. Therefore, it’s also the season that makes me want to punch my computer screen in the face.

Apparently I belong to a lot of folks’ e-mail groups. And apparently those folks suck, because they hex me with chain letters I don’t forward to 10 people (I actually like my friends), clog my in-box with e-mails that dance and twinkle with snowman and heavenly images of Christ our lord and savior, push their political agendas, and otherwise shower me with cyber presents I have no interest in regifting.

I’m as hopeful as the next person but please don’t send me an e-mail telling me that I’ll win a Macy’s gift card or an iPod by filling out a survey. I’m pretty confident I’ll see a unicorn before I see one of these mythical gifts. The best gift you could give me would be to remove me from all e-mail groups. Like Groucho Marx said, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."

What's the most irksome e-mail forward you've received lately?

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Anonymous said...

For those who just can't get enough of this stuff, let me recommend this page. It's like drinking a quart of pancake syrup to which a whole box of diet sweetener has been added.

Chickens in the Basement said...

Don't ask, you just might wind up getting 10 copies in your in-box by the end of the day! That means you would have to forward on to 100 people, not just 10!

Fanboy Wife said...

I hate getting any type of forward at work with my professional email. I especially find the Christian ones irksome. (I would complain about the other religions too, but I only get forwards about Jesus and the Holy Spirit.)

L.J. Diva said...

How the hell does one end up on these lists?

You can always reply to them telling them that they'll die a grisly death etc if they continue to send you these letters.

Or you can just send the chain letter back to them 10 times.

Wilma Lee said...

Amen sister!!!! I'm with you on this one.

Jeff said...

I've made it a personal policy NOT to respond to chain e-mails. It doesn't take a rocket-scientist to figure out that if everyone sent it to 5 of their friends, it would take only 14 steps to reach every living human being. Of course, not everyone has e-mail, so what it really means is that this silly chain letter will fill the internet (and your inbox) with superstitious dribble.

I blogged on a similar topic (and recycled some of the text here).

Anonymous said...

How ever did I miss this rant? There seems to be some parallel {at least in my universe}, that the greater number of family members that are online - the more group email forwards I receive. At first, I had a pinge of guilt. Now hitting the 'delete' button provides a momentary feeling of euphoria :)