Maybe I'm a grump today since I'd been feeling pretty good, then was exposed to flu when I went for my fasting bloodwork last Wed and came down with it myself Saturday. I could crawl into a hole and not come out until this passes I feel so lousy. This is one of my five minutes awake, so decided to air a gripe. Mass forwards!
If I go the rest of my life and never see another 'You're my friend, because..' or 'This flower is just for you....' or 'Cute kitten and antelope...', you name it, followed by 'Send this on to all of your friends and one back to me, too' or by 'Something wonderful will happen if you pass this on to 10 friends within the next five minutes' or 'Bad luck will follow you if you don't send this on'. Jesus Louise. And jokes. If I wanted to read that many jokes, I'd buy a joke book.
I never mind a close friend very occasionally forwarding me, individually, something he or she feels is something I'd like to see. My close friends don't mass forward to me, nor me to them. I mean, how many flowers, cute puppies, reindeer, kittens, children doing funny things can one person look at, especially if it's a video you have to sit through if you're tempted to look.
So, I'm saying, if you're my friend, take me off your cute things/ joke forwarding list. Warn me of a virus ONLY if you checked it out at SNOPES first and if it ends with 'this will destroy your entire C drive' please make EXTRA sure you check it out. 99 percent of these types of warnings are fakes. Yes, I know about the e-card virus. That's real. Most stuff that's sent around is an urban legion, including the little boy needing money disparately that dates back to a hoax five years ago. I repeat...MAKE SNOPES YOUR BIBLE.
Okay, I'll take myself back to bed and hope I don't find another handful of forwards waiting for me when I again check email.
One hint: If you use a program that allows sorting, create a folder for forwards and direct them all there using FW as the subject key word. Double check to see if any are from that rare friend you might get something you want and delete the rest.