Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd:

Why can't our friends simply throw us an email to say "hello", instead of a cheesey forward?

From fairies who give you good luck, to dancing leprechauns who gives you a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, to the dirty jokes-- as well as the St. Novena prayer that grants all your wishes. If you don’t pass it on to eight or more people, you’ll have bad luck for the rest of your life. If you send it to ten or more people, you’ll get a phone call from a loved one telling you how much they love you too...........at 11:11pm.

Why do we fall for these forwards? The real question is--why do some of our friends “only” communicate with us through forwards?

Here are three rules of mine:

1. Open forwards that are only from friends who actually send you ‘real emails’.

2. Delete forwards from the people who just want to put you on their mailing list so it appears as though they have a lot more friends…

3. If this person keeps forwarding you, without any other types of communication, spam their butts with a bunch of crap, so they know how it feels to get useless no good senseless forwards; like the ones they are sending to you.

Don’t get me wrong, if I have a funny forward or something I think is worthy of passing on, I will do so. I just can’t see passing on every single fricken piece of garbage that comes floating in my inbox.

Like, “Ah, junk mail, let me pass this on to Jen, she’ll love this!”

Come closer the screen....so I can punch you for each forward you send!!! You know who you are!...
Come on! Let’s communicate the old fashioned way and stop the madness. I’m at my wit’s end with these forwards, because they mean nothing to me. I’m actually receiving a ton from one person who refers to dating ‘men’. Errrr……I’m a lesbian you nimrod!!!... Get me off your mailing list NOW!

Is anyone else having this problem???

35 comments:

Tara-raboomdeay said...

Yeah, I hate it when people are too forward

~Deb said...

So then stop sending them!

GhostBoy said...

It happens on everyones email box. Forwards go straight to trash. I don't even bother reading them unless it's someone I'm well acquainted with. Block them out of your email when you get the chance. If all else fails, hunt them down and beat them with reeds.

~Deb said...

Ghostboy--you got the right idea! I even delete them---before I read them sometimes, unless it's from a very close friend, I'll open it up and take a peek. I have a friend that does send me 'forward worthy' stuff, but ONE friend. The other ones, send me their spam!

What gives???

GhostBoy said...

Perhaps they wish to commiserate by sharing the cwap they get from others. For example, almost everyone has heard a version of this: "This smells like poo. Here you smell it." Sound familiar? Or they could just be a$$h0le$.

Ailyn said...

god, u just put it soooo perfectly. i cant stand those emails. why is it that's the way these so-called friends choose to communicate. i think maybe they are just new to the whole internet and email thing and they're so f'ing excited, that they just have to send any and all email they receive. sheesh!!!

~Deb said...

Ghostboy: For some reason, your picture doesn't add up with your words...I'm baffled. ha!!

Ailyn: Ironically enough, it's the friends who have had the internet for years upon years, who don't communicate with me anymore, but they still want to 'keep the lines of communication' open. *scratches head*

I don't get it.

DZER said...

I hate forwarders. I had to tell my mom to quit sending me the angel chain mail letters and the prayers from god stuff ... ugh; so hard to tell you mom to stop spamming you.

good for you, never letting anyone be too forward with you ;)

Net's word said...

Deb - before I rush off to pack - and I must - I have to tell you that your blog site is so interesting - your thoughts and words for sure. You are an excellent communicator - now today look at all the 'special effects' - I am in awe!!!!! You just can't keep a good gal down - your back may be out but your energy is still going strong. Talk with you next week and all the very best with your back. Hugs to you.

~Deb said...

Dzer: Haha!! YOU getting angel chain letters? Aweeeeeee!!!!!!! I just find that so cute! Leave mama alone! She's allowed to send you that kinda stuff. Consider yourself fortunate because my mother can't even work the caller id.

Net: I just love you! You really know how to make me smile! Thank you. I guess when you're home with a back ache with nothing else to do--you have to come up with crazy wacky things such as blogs about fricken forwards. Entertaining? I don't know, but it sure annoys the hell out of me when my friends only send me chain letters and really bad jokes. Ugh! I hope you're doing great! Miss you!! {{{{hugs}}}}

kathi said...

I'm looking for a cheesey forward to send you..where is a good (or bad) forward when you need one?

Hey, I'm impressed with the graphics too, very cool deb! How'd you do that?

kathi said...

HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS????

http://bilflist.blogspot.com/2005/10/babes-bilf.html


CONGRAT'S DEB!!

~Deb said...

Oh no she didn't! ........

That's it...get over here!!!!!!!!!!

I have a problem with that BILF list DAN THE MAN----.....(hehe)

Of course you reference me to these lovely ladies, and they are quite stunning-----------------

HOWEVER...

I'm confused...sorta...kinda....

Please take a look at the women that he referred me as possibly resembling---and hell, I wish I had their figures! But-------they make me feel like sitting in a tanning bed for about, say, ummmmmmm........a week! ???

Thanks Dan, I am flattered you put me up there though! {{{hugs}}}}

Now time for some arse kickin'! GiT'ova HeRe KaThi!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Deb said...

Oh, and Kathi my darling, by the way- the graphics on here....

**Ancient Chinese Secret**

kathi said...

I would've never taken you for the selfish kind. I'm hurt. Deeply. Yeah, well, you and your chinese secret can KMA.
LOL, I do love ya sugar!!!

~Deb said...

Listen sister luv---don't be bashing me on my blog or I'll have to come down there and give you a can of whoop @ss!

Much love sweetie!!! *MUAH*

kathi said...

Babe, c'mon down. We'll go out, party Texas style. Better wait till your backs better though, old woman.

Unsane said...

what are those punches? Hooks? How come I don't see them in real life, either (until too late)?

midwest_hick said...

I get tired of being told that if this e mail isn't passed along that death is close, a fortune is lost, etc.....

Romeo Jensen said...

okay okay okay... I totally get it... sorry everybody... deb meant this post for me


I'll stop sending you those "Penis Enlargement" emails

a very sad :(
romey
oh and im stealing chrissie

The Megan said...

God I hate those stupid forwards. My Mom (bless her soul) always sends them to me. Guess I can't take her off my mailing list though...

Danielle said...

Hey Deb!
I soooo hear ya on that gurl!!!
I get a million forwards but then they cant respond to a regular email. It must be some kind of addiction or something. lol

LisaBinDaCity said...

I have literally had to ask some people to stop sending me jokes. And they are usually the people who send the unfunny ones. I hate doing it but that crap clogs up my mailbox and I don't want to deal with it!

Carla said...

OOOHHH! I hate those emails. I find they are such a waste of space and I don't even read them anymore!

How is your back today?

~Deb said...

Kathi: Whaddya' gonna do? Throw some ribs at me while riding a fake bull? Hmmm...that can be hot!

Unsane: Someone sucker punching you? I'm not sure I get the question... (?) Then again, remember, I'm veerrrrryyyyyy ssslllllloooowwwwww.

Midwest: Those damn chain emails are scary with their death threats. I just delete delete delete! (Unless it's from a good friend who sends them once in a blue moon)

Romey: Penis enlargement emails? I have a spammer who sends me a ton of them. I'm starting to get a complex! Have you tried it yet?
And-----you stay off my Chrissie! Big sister's watching you!!! ~..~

Megan: At least your mother can hit "send". My mother can only turn the rabbit ears on her tv.

Danielle: I'm wondering if they even read them theirselves!!! I bet they just open and right away-----FORWARD----!!!! *grr*

LisaB: I tried telling my friend(s)---"What's up with all the forwards?" In a nice way. They usually end up getting really upset and offended with me. WHY??? They're annoying!

Carla: You know, if there's a way to do a poll on this site, like take a survey with the amount of people who like forwards, and the amount who hate them, I bet the 'I hate them' would be filled to the max. I'm hoping that THE PERSON SENDING ME THESE will read my blog and realize how much I do not like ten per day. I said to her, "ONE PER DAY..." (if any at all)
My back is feeling a tad better, still have an icepack on it Carla--thanks for asking!

art said...

Yeah I just put them in junk mail

art said...

You had me wondering where Sasquash was as I grew up in upstate NY. Troy, Albany, Mechanicville and couldn't remember any such town

~Deb said...

Art: Pseudo....fake.....not real...... :)

Get me?

Cherry said...

The thing that pisses me off the most about forwards is when it tells you you will die or something if you don't forward it. :(

~Deb said...

Whoever makes those forwards up needs to get their computer confiscated....seriously.

honkeie2 said...

I used to have alot of email buddies on aol but all they do now is send me fwd's and nothing else. I never open a fwd becuase the retards that send them are the reason viruses get spread. I got one from my ex about a lost boy that later turned out to be a hoax and a virus....haw haw on her, I never opened it. What a dew-mass lol.

~Deb said...

honkeie2: The best thing you can do is just delete delete delete, because forwards are like 'sleeping with that one person' who has slept with the entire football team and then some. It's been in every computer, every laptop, every email, and eventually will pick up some nasty virus. Protect yourself, and refrain from opening these emails.

End of story! Done.

Nettie said...

It took me a long time and one overrrun email address to learn those lessons. But I like number three.

FreeThinker said...

Right On! These are annoying and NOT a substitute for REAL communication.

Moreover, it's sad to know so many people actually believe in fairies, leprechauns, St. Novena, Sasquash, gods, demons, angels, and other nonsense ...

~Deb says it best:

Pseudo....fake.....not real...... :)

~Deb said...

Thank you for your comment Nettie....

Freethinker: You are free to think how you'd like. I am too. I feel it's sad to know that people don't have God in their lives.

So what do "you" live for? Just work/eat/sleep/get old/ then die?

Seems very empty to me....(IMHO)