Friday, October 5, 2007

can someone explain this chain mail to me?

I really doubt it because it doesn't make sense.

A lame "poem" that tries way too hard to be "touching" about a girl dying in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Then a "petition" to sign with instructions that when it reaches 5000 signatures to send it back to MADD so they can send it to the President.

What? Why? What exactly are they trying to accomplish by sending an anti-drunk-driving petition to the White House? A law that makes drunk driving illegal? Oh, wait...

3 comments:

Mother Hoodwink said...

Yeah, that is dumb. I got one today on MySpace that says to add your name if you think gay marriage should be allowed. They aren't going to send the list of names to anyone so I don't see the point. I think people get bored and want to make these things without thinking it through.

Indy said...

All chain letters are evil, and most are so poorly written but pack enough of an emotional wallop to dupe far too many people into passing them along. You can look up the lame drunk driving chain email at http://www.snopes.com -and just about any other kind of chain email there. The one I received years ago had the ems people saying things like "This girl's gonna die" and the poem was all supposed to be from the dying girl's point of view. Like sheesh, what ems and hospital staff even say things like that as they're trying to save somebody? And the line that basically blamed the drunk guy's parents for his drunk driving disgusted me beyond belief. What stupid things people do is certainly not their parents fault most of the time, certainly not when they're old enough to stupidly decide to drink and drive. I wrote a pretty blistered rant about that chain email but don't know where it is right now. :P But when it comes to chain email, it seems a lot of people will swallow anything a fwd says, hook, line and sinker while they go on ignoring debunks of those fwds or ignoring their friends' real personal email communications. Chain email is the scurge of the net right up there with other types of spam.

Kerry said...

Yes, Indy, that was exactly the one I just got!
I went to high school with a girl who would bring these "poems" in to English class to share because she thought they were so great. *rolls eyes*