Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Why I Hate Email...


Well maybe not email, per se, but the ability to send every little though in your brain to everyone you know with one click. The email forward. An extended family member of mine has a particular penchant for sending on the most ridiculous email forwards with titles like "WARNING" or "PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU LOVE" and the like. Well I usually ignore these, but this one I could not sit by and ignore. This one was about how microwave use will kill you and your children if you eat food reheated with one. DIE. Now, are microwaves super healthy, no probably not, but the insinuation that everyone on this woman's address book was slowly killing themselves and their family by reheating food on occassion is ridiculous. I so wanted there to be a Snopes article refuting it, but of course there wasn't so I had to bite my tongue. Well, by bite my tongue I mean I sent off a missive that she was scare-mongering her family and was being ridiculous and that maybe she should stop using HER OWN MICROWAVE and cell phone for that matter and anything else harmful in her life. I never received anything back...think she took me off of her mailing list? One can only hope.

1 comment:

bubblegumculture.com said...

I have several well-meaning extended family members who send me this kind of mess all the time! I've even asked them to stop sending forwards, but they do it anyway. It makes me want to send a nasty email of my own telling them I don't believe needles will stick me at the gas pump, Microsoft isn't giving anyone money for forwarding dumb emails, Barack Obama is not a Muslim and God's not going to love me any less if I don't forward all your stupid emails.