Sunday, December 2, 2007
Pet Peeve # 1
I feel compelled to speak on a subject that bothers me, but I have not really told anyone about...Those pesky pieces of email that usually comes from acquaintances, friends, and relatives that you are suppose to read and send to four or more other people, plus the person that sent it to you.
Most of the time these emails come to you with the promise of reaping some huge monetary windfall for forwarding it on to others. They also contain veiled (and sometimes not so veiled threats) of disaster and even death if you do not follow through and send the email on to the next victim. Yes I said victim because these email are the equivalent of the old chain letters we use to receive in the mail promising doom and gloom to anyone who dared to break the chain.
I am not totally against forwarding email and I do forward worthwhile news, information, and miscellaneous items that I feel would be beneficial, enriching or bring comic relief to someone. I usually delete chain emails without even reading them. Many times they contain some type of reference to God or Jesus Christ and how you should not be ashamed to let the world know about your relationship with a higher power. My religious preferences or lack there of are my personal business. If I have friends and relatives who believe in a higher power (God, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, etc.) they already know that he or she loves them and they don't really require my forwarding an email in order to validate that fact.
So for all my friends and relative who may be reading this, just know that I truly care about you and I will let you know this through words and deeds, not by forwarding some cheesy, generic email to clutter up your mailbox. Also know that I will be sending such emails straight to the trash bin above...No offense. If anyone understands where I am coming from please let me know that I am not alone.