By Bob Branco
I am totally amazed at the faith that some people have in chain emails. Who originated them, and why? This morning I received a forwarded letter which asked me to read it in its entirety and pass it along to 5 other people. If I did this, my true love will come forward at the stroke of midnight, and that something great will happen to me between 1:00 and 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. For the sake of the person who forwarded this, I was nearly tempted to do what it asked me to do, just so I could find out who my true love is. You’re probably laughing, but it’s obvious that many people believe in this chain mail philosophy, otherwise we wouldn’t be getting it in our in boxes. There is no doubt in my mind that chain mail originates from people who are trying to collect email addresses for their own benefit. I also believe that some of us are tempted by chain mail because we want to believe that there is a power which is ready to grant us our rewards if we do what the letter asks us to. I’m not saying we all feel that way, but I’ve spoken to some people who appear quite brainwashed by this concept and are scared if they delete the chain letter.
Well, I deleted my chain letter this morning, so I guess it’s gloom and doom for old Mr. Branco today and tomorrow, eh? I’ll never know who my true love was. Maybe she should send me a nice forward.
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