Blogs by Conny Manero
9/5/2008 7:53:09 AM
Do you love them or hate them?
I would like to wring the neck of the person who came up with the first chain letter.
I would to get my hands on those who think that chain letters are fun and who create more of them.
I get them nearly every day. Today's message came with a sparkling picture. The picture showed an angel in a long white chiffon gown and elegant wings. The setting was a lush garden, with green grass, pink roses and a full moon.
According to the message, I was a friend and a companion through good and bad times, there to listen and give advice. The friend who sent me this expressed her gratefulness to me in sending me this angel.
She shouldn't have. Get this
If I had only one person to pass the message on to, I was a lonely person; but if I had seven people to pass it on to, I was soooo loved. If only life were so simple.
This particular message only spoke of wishes and contained no threats; but there have been those that would scare the spots off a leopard. Chain letters that, if broken, threaten that bad luck will follow. That money will be lost; that health will deteriorate; that the person who does not forward the letter will have no more luck or happiness; that he/she will lose all his/her friends.
Please, does anybody actually fall for that junk?
I can tell you one thing, if I was to actually forward all the chain letters I receive to my friends, I would have few friends left because they would get annoyed with me. It is bad enough that my email box gets flooded with chain letters. Why would I pester my friends with them too?
For a while I tried being reasonable and friendly, asking these "friends" to stop sending me those messages.
When I continued to receive them, I hit the reply button with the request: "Please no longer include me in your mailing list." When that did not work, I got angry and told the sender to stop sending me this type of spam!
None of it was of any use, I kept getting chain letters, and instead of diminishing, their numbers have increased.
So now I wonder, who hates people so much as to cause them anguish with chain letters? It may be a nice idea granting someone three wishes, but why threaten the person if they do not comply with the scam? Is it really necessary to scare friends and family? I suppose it is, because if it were not for those threats, nobody would send those nasty letters to the next victim.
"I wonder why it is that these chain letter emails with beautiful pictures of heavenly angels poke me in the eye at the end with scare tactic. Am I the only one who questions the sub-message here?"
I have not been clicking it for some time now and guess what - I am still here, alive, healthy and with a lot of friends.
Follow my example, please. Let us break the hypocrisy of chain letters that flood our inboxes.
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