Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What I want to tell everyone in my address book

Please stop sending me forwards. They clutter up my inbox, and most of them are pointless anyway. All of you should try checking snopes.com to find out about most of those "true" stories. Please do not send me anything with a gazillion pictures of animals and flowers. Please do not send me any more emails about the soldiers in Iraq. (I've seen all of them) If it says "you have to forward this to 50 friends or you'll have bad luck", or "if you send this to 10 friends you're hearts desire will come true" or anything like it, don't send it to me because I will delete it. Oh no!! Bad luck you say??? Bring it on. Ultimately, if you're going to send me an email, write me an actual email. Even a one sentence email is infinitely better than ten pointless, dumb, and usually untrue forwards. Thank you for your time.

If any of you are in my address book, please take note. But I think most of you that read this blog don't send me forwards. So, I hope you're not "offended". And I am DYING to really send this. If I could open up my inbox and not see another forward, no matter how funny, or touching or true, I would be just fine. There are exceptions, but very very very few. Sigh....just in my dreams would that happen......

8 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Amen!

Fort Skinner said...

I hate forward of a forward of a forward of a forward of a forward from people I knew at the last duty station 5 years ago. So buggy!

Steve-o said...

Stop being a bitter American.

I'll have to forward you some of my grandfather's forwards. I'm sure you'll get a kick out of them. Of course, half of them seem to originate with people in the military, so you probably get them anyway.

Terina said...

what??? i'm not bitter steven. just about forwards...:) is this your grandfather with the dead cat on his head????

Steve-o said...

Yup, that's the one. Fiercely conservative, pro-war, anti-immigrant, anti-liberal. The forwards are pretty embarrassing, especially since they're not just limited to members of our family.

The "bitter" thing was just a play on Obama's recent comment. ;-)

emily said...

ditto to the amen.

(was that a redundant phrase??)

Caroline said...

Haha. This is a great post. I always just delete forward before I even read them. Sometimes I feel a little bad about it, but then again, I don't have to slog through the annoying stuff that always comes along with email forwards.

Jen said...

Hear hear!