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My gripe is the way some people abuse email at work and send through this garbage. It annoys me when I get email forwarded from people saying, "watch out for..." and lists some urban legend to watch out for. Do these people have just tons of time on their hands or something? And how hard is it to check on Google or whatever to see if it is true or not?
Most of these emails are designed to either trick you or worry you into sending it on to at least ten people. Well hello? Wake up with some common sense people, do you really think the world is going to end if you DO NOT forward this email on to everyone?
I made the mistake of telling this person at work (who has a very bad habit of sending everyone this kind of junk mail) that what she sent me was just a rumour, and she should check her facts first. Well that was a mistake, she went absolutely ballistic at me for it.
On top it all, this email was sent throughout the entire company. Somehow or other I turned out to be the bad guy in all of this and I'm really at a loss for words to explain why. I'm the one getting trash and when I say something about it, I get to take the flak for pointing out how silly it all is.
So my question, the next time I get some sappy friendship email or an "If you love God send this to 8 people" type of email from this person, do I ask her to stop forwarding this junk email or just take it to the boss and let him deal with her?
Do the smart thing and don't forward on these stupid hoax and chain emails, because everyone is surely fed up with them by now. Now as to the malware and scams that are spread around by these things, that is another gripe entirely!
By: A disgruntled chain e-mail recipient