"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gagstastic emails part X- The Dirty Dozen

I am supposed to pick 12 women (who have touched my life) and whom I think would want to participate.

I don't really want to participate but thanks for asking!

I think that if this group of women were ever to be in a room together, there is nothing that would be impossible. I hope I chose the right twelve.

*Hairball ducks so the big ball of guilt thrown her way will not stick* Trust me, some things would still be impossible. You really shouldn't have included me in your twelve as I'm a lousy sisterchick disciple.

My hugs, love, gestures and communications hopefully remind you how special that you are. Please send this back to me.

If I am so very special, then you already know that and don't need a stupid email sent back to you as proof of my friendship.

Remember to make a wish before you read the prayer.

Huh? Generally people who strongly believe in the power of prayer are not so big on wishes.

That's all you have to do. There is nothing attached.

That's a relief!

Just send this to twelve people and let me know what happens on the fourth day.

It seems I spoke too soon!

Sorry you have to forward the message, but try not to break this, please.

Too late!

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. Did you make a wish yet?

I'm confused. Are we praying or wishing for something to happen?

If you don't make a wish, it won't come true. This is your last chance to make a wish!

Okay, so we are wishing now?

May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.'

That's very nice but, I'm still not spamming others with it.

Now, send this to 12 women within the next 5 minutes.

It took me longer than that to write this up. I'm living dangerously!

And remember to send this back. I count as 1...you'll see why.

You're going to email me soon about teaching you how to "forward things properly" when nothing happens, right? Look, the joke is that some people keep falling for this.

Suggestion: copy and paste rather than forwarding it.

But that's no fun! If you cut and paste this, future recipients won't be able to see all the email addresses of past recipients since you refuse to use Bcc when doing group emails! Oh, and the insightful comments! Reading inane things like " I sure hope this works" or "What do I have to lose?" is the best part of getting these emails!

Have a wonderful day!!!

I am. It's a real nice sisterchick-free kinda day in the neighborhood!


Lidian said...

Maybe you could wish for no more e mails like this. I know I would!

Tikimama said...

Hahahahahahaha! I HATE these emails and get them all the time. I never respond. Sometimes I respond to the urban myth ones with a link to Snopes.com. Mostly, if I see FWD: in the subject, I delete!

Hairball said...

I used to respond to all the ones that I could refute at Snopes.com until I realized that the people who forward these things, ( to me at least!) are not all that interested in the truth. I once refuted one of a political nature, and the person got upset at me. It seems they disliked the politician in question so much, that they had decided to wholeheartedly believe anything negative they came across about this person. The act of anyone pointing out an untrue story, was an unwelcome challenge to their preconceived notions.

During the last presidential election, I just wanted to hide behind my bed. You know, politicians are going to do plenty of boneheaded things on their own, so there's really no need to make up crazy lies about them!!

Donna-FFW said...

I delete these as soon as I see that first line.. forward..