Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Email

I am one who loves to correspond with people. I love getting and writing emails, being a pen pal...etc.

BUT, let me tell you a HUGE, GIGANTIC pet peeve that I have. I hate getting chain letter emails....

I will not fall in love tomorrow at 7 pm. if I don't pass this on to 15 people.

I will not become rich and famous in 24 hours if I don't pass it on with in 10 minutes.

I will not have every prayer answered in my life if I don't forward to 7 people in 7 minutes.

I will not get a free coupon for dinner, Macy's or Old Navy if I forward then press a certain button...

I will not sudden become ugly and become consumed with warts if it is not passed on to 39 people in the next two minutes!!!!

GOOD GOD!!! I don't even read these emails any more....STOP sending me them.

Now I love getting funny pictures, stories and cute - silly stuff. But what I really love is someone taking the time to just pen a small note asking how I am, what is new in my life or to tell me some real story in their life. To me it is just taking some time to care about the person you are emailing....

18 comments:

Em said...

BRAVO! Three cheers for another person who hates the forwarded chain mail crap!

Yes, I love getting e-mail from friends...family...even some of my new online blogger friends. That's been cool! But I don't need anyone begging me to forward things to 35 people I know!

But if you just want to write and say 'hi'...I'm good with that! :)

bardouble29 said...

Em- thanks, I feel the same way...I had added a line about emailing me if anyone wants, but I didn't want anyone to think I was begging for people to email me, so I deleted it.

But all of my new blogger friends are more than welcome to email me

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I hate those kind of e-mails too!

bardouble29 said...

whimsical - Thanks, that was a great link....

Kati said...

Yep!!!! Totally agree. I like some of the jokes sometimes. Some of the thoughts that go with them. And I don't terribly mind if it invites you to pass it on to those who would also appreciate the sentiment. But then there's the whole "the last person who sent this to 10 people found the job of his dreams the next day, in starting his first day at his dream job, he ran into his highschool sweetheart & they got married, and on their wedding day Publisher's Clearinghouse awarded him 10 million dollars." Please, I hate to think that ANYBODY is truly that gullible. Goodness knows I'm not, and it annoys me that other people send these things on just so they can be in on this pseudo-karmic goodness. *shaking head*

Ok, long way around saying "RIGHT ON!!!" ;)

bardouble29 said...

Kati - Thanks, you can be long winded on my blog any time you want girl!!!!!

Jay said...

I complain about not getting email all the time. Then I get a bunch of those chain emails and I complain about that. haha

bardouble29 said...

Jay - we are never happy are we??? LOL. I will send you nice emails that aren't chain letter...deal?

Dirk_Star said...

Wow, some really great posts.

I'm trying to catch up after being out of the loop for a spell and this has proved to be good reading.

Well done!

susan said...

Brave girl...I can't believe you are willing to take a chance that you won't turn into a toad when you don't forward those chain emails!! LOL Please know that I'm being silly...DON'T send me any of those things!

captain corky said...

I'm with you, as soon as I see them I delete them too. I don't really care if I get e-mail or not, but when I send one out I expect a response. It's annoying when people act like they're too busy to respond.

Jazz said...

Damn, and here I just sent you an email promising that if you forward it to 5,694,986,845 people in the next five minutes your computer will blow up and infect you with the worst computer virus known to mankind.

And you don't believe?!?!?! :-P

bardouble29 said...

Dirk - Wonderful to see you back around the neighborhood...

Susan - I despise those silly emails too...

Corky - I am with you, when I do send an email, it is nice to get a response back...

Jazz - Sorry, this lady is not a believer!!!!

RockDog said...

You make a great point!

My favorite ones start off with the person writing, "I don't normally forward this type of stuff, BUT..."...even though I receive 30 forwarded emails a week form this person. LOL!

The Lone Beader said...

I hate those, too. I just delete them.

Meander said...

yeah i agree...i feel bad about deleting them but i do. they are so impersonal and seldom are the jokes funny.

Dorky Dad said...

What???!??? You mean those e-mails are FAKE???

Actually I'm with you. I wish people would quit sending them to me. Drives me nuts. I mean, more nuts than I already am.

Baron Ectar said...

BarDouble -
You must have some of the same friends I have - I dont even open them - my moms the worse - then she will say - did you pass it on ... yes mom sure did!