Oh my, when I get a forward…I seem to get it from ALL directions. (right now, for some reason, it’s Shashi Tharoor’s speech at TED Mysore.)
On one of the egroups that I moderate, people forward jokes and aphorisms and those icky-chweet stories…that others on the egroup have forwarded earlier. I guess some people only like sending forwards, not reading them!
I hate getting forwards with those HUGE chunks of emails at the beginning…
And those anti-someone-or-the-other email forwards…
Or those forwards which are false (like the Tommy Hilfiger apartheid one, or the one about someone giving you an injection and leaving you in a tub full of ice while they make off with your kidney/s) but are STILL circulating.
And I want to know….WHY do all the jokes have to be in such OE (Orrible English)? No, not ethnic Indian English, but really LOUSY language with ghastly spellings, so that I don’t know whether to laugh at the joke or the language.
But most of all I detest the do-this-AND-forward this to 89,975 people by tomorrow or your eyelashes will fall out forwards…and the yucky-saccharin “if you like me send this back to me!” forwards. i don’t WANT tweety little birds and cutesy little doggies with messages under them….
But…for every 100 forwards I get…I do forward one…because I like it!
The latest forward? One about a sari that cost Rs. 40 lakhs….