Those annoying forwarded emails!

  1. Is it just me or anyone else troubled by those emails you get that have been forwarded to you from well meaning (?) friends? I can stand a joke or two or maybe a funny story every once in a while, but everyday I log onto my computer and have at least 10 forwarded emails.

    I don't even understand the logic because the same people who forward the same trite stories, poems, thoughts, etc wouldn't dream of sending a chain letter through the postal system. I don't mean to bytch at something so harmless, but I just received an email that must have been forwarded to at least 50 people so I am wondering... IS IT JUST ME?


    Tonya
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   hoolahan
    No, it is not just you!! I even get back some of the jokes I send. I think my sis-in-law just has a group e-mial and just clicks on send to group. Another girl forwards them to dozens of people if a send her a joke, and also back to me. Drives me crazy. Like hello, I just sent YOU that joke, which means I have seen it already...Thanks!

    Here is one you can forward, I left the little arrow things in for an added touch! :chuckle :roll


    > THE "FORWARDER'S" 12 STEP PROGRAM - EVERYONE SAY IT WITH ME ...
    >
    > 1) I will NOT get bad luck, lose my friends, or lose my mailing lists if I
    > DON'T forward an e-mail!
    >
    > 2) I will NOT hear any music or see a taco dog, if I do forward an e-mail.
    >
    > 3) Bill Gates is NOT going to send me money, Victoria Secret doesn't know
    > anything about a gift certificate they're supposed to send me.
    >
    > 4) Ford will NOT give me a 50% discount even if I forward my e-mail to
    > more than 50 people!
    >
    > 5) I will NEVER receive gift certificates, coupons, or freebies from Coca
    > Cola, Cracker Barrel, Old Navy, or anyone else if I send an e-mail
    > to 10 people.
    >
    > 6) I will NEVER see a pop-up window if I forward an e-mail ... NEVER
    > --NEVER !!
    >
    > 7) There is NO SUCH THING as an e-mail tracking program, and I am not
    > STUPID enough to think that someone will send me $100 for forwarding an
    > e-mail to 10 or more people!
    >
    > 8) There is NO kid with cancer through the Make-a-Wish program in England
    > collecting anything! He did when he was 7 years old. He is now
    > cancer free and 35 years old and DOESN'T WANT ANY MORE POST CARDS, or GET-
    > WELL CARDS.
    >
    > 9) The government does not have a bill in Congress called 901B (or
    > whatever they named it this week) that, if passed, will enable them to
    > charge us 5 cents for every e-mail we send.
    >
    > 10) There will be NO cool dancing, singing, waving, colorful flowers,
    > characters, or program that I will receive immediately after I forward
    > an e-mail. NONE, ZIP, ZERO, NADA !!
    >
    > 11) The American Red Cross will NOT donate 50 cents to certain individuals
    > dying of some never-heard-of disease for every e-mail address I send this
    > to. The American Red Cross RECEIVES donations.
    >
    > 12) And finally, I WILL NOT let others guilt me into sending things by
    > telling me I am not their friend or that I don't believe in Jesus Christ.
    > If God wants to send me a message, I believe the bushes in my yard will
    > burn before He picks up a PC to pass it on! Now, repeat this
    > to yourself until you have it memorized, and send it along to at least 5
    > of your friends before the next full moon or you will be constipated for
    > the next three
    > months and all of your hair will fall out!
  4. by   kaycee
    That was great hoolahan, I copied it and already sent it out to all the addicts in my address book.
  5. by   aimeee
    Good one, Hoolahan!
  6. by   babynurselsa
    ROFLMAO.
    I changed my e-mail address and only gave it to persons who did not send me forwarded jokes.
    Though I have never sent a forward because thye annoy me so much, I may send out Hoolahan's.
    Though it would be from my old address so the perpetrator's can't forward it back to me.
  7. by   pkmom
    Made the inlaws limit the # of emails, so not as many forwards in my box. I don't read them anymore, just delete them right away.
  8. by   TCW
    Thanks Hoolahan! LOL! I already sent that to my biggest offender.
  9. by   PhantomRN
    Just an FYI as to spam that we all recieve. There are programs on the market that allow the sender to see if you open the e-mail they sent. It is a markting tracking program. So, If you dont want to be bothered just delete unwanted mail dont even open it and this will help cut down on unwanted posts.

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