When I was seventeen I was in a bad accident. I managed to get stuck, yes stuck, in the windshield of a car. I ended up with a concussion but was fortunate that my long hair flew around my face in my forward momentum and kept me from getting even one cut on my face. If it hadn't I could have ended up the thing of nightmares.
So what has this to do with chain mail? Well the boy I was dating at the time had received a chain letter in the mail that morning, yes this was when people didn't have the internet and we still relied on the old fashion snail mail. He threw the letter in the garbage and went about his day. He went home that night and took the letter out of the garbage and proceeded to mail out every one of the, I don't know how many and didn't and still do not care, pieces of garbage that in my opinion was nothing more than wishing what he felt was bad luck on the unsuspecting recipients of these missives.
This didn't make him a hero in my eyes but rather a total idiot and mean. Come on people you get these things and then send them out to others thinking you will pass on the bad luck to some poor unsuspecting fool in order to keep it from falling upon your own head. What are you thinking? Are you even thinking?
I started a battle against suck things then that i have tried to carry on ever since. I know that when it started making it rounds, usually of some religious nature in the work place via email I went on a rampage. Almost every morning I would find my email full of this type of garbage.
Now it makes its rounds on facebook in various forms. I have tried to be nice about this and I have to say that most are merely a way of passing on good wishes to others and getting it in return from all 250 people you mailed it out to, yes I know it usually is only about a dozen or so. I have on occasion tried to comply with this to keep from hurting the feelings of others but the fact is I hate these things. I have gone so far as to copy these things and then just send them back to the person who sent it to me in hopes they won't catch on that I didn't bother to send it out to hordes of individuals.
If you are my friend I want you to know here and now that I love you. I am glad you are a part of my life. Whether or not I have met you I have made some really wonderful friends on facebook and I hope you know this without me sending these little chain messages geared toward the masses and not directed at you personally. I know this may hurt the feelings of some and I do hate that but please know this isn't done for that reason but to let you know how I feel about these damn things. If you do care about me as a person then show this by not including me in your next batch and I will love you even more. I had much rather send you a message that relates to you and how I feel about you for being you. Remember you are special and you don't need these things to know that. If you need a self-esteem boost let me know and I'll be there to rally behind you and help you to push forward.
If you are including my name because you are trying fill a quota without adding the people you do care about, and believe me I know those, don't. In the future you might not like what you get back and I may very well send something of my choosing and you will be overwhelmed with the desire to unfriend me. This will only serve to make me smile so it's a win win for me. One less moronic idiot I have to deal with.
To the person who sent me the latest one, I love you hon and you are a friend that I cherish and love. I won't hurt your feelings for anything but I had to write this so you would understand I hope and others would get the message.
So to the ten women who won't get the ‘I think you're great, beautiful, astounding, magnificent, supermom, superwoman, super-friend’ letter, know that I think you are all those things and more. Your presence makes me stronger and helps me conquer my demons and move forward.
Now here it is in March of 2017 and got another one o these things yet again, oh I've gotten others in these past months, and again you telling me I'm a great mom, a wonderful woman, and basically saying I'm a perfect individual when in fact this person doesn't know me from Adam as you did with nine other unsuspecting individuals that you don't give a rat's ass for.
Of those, let's say for the sake of argument it call for ten people you have to send this too, you'll be lucky if one turns around and does the same thing so right off the bat you have just called down the hammer of doom to nine of your nearest and dearest. First problem with that is that in most cases you don't send them out to your nearest and dearest but you will choose ten of your least favorite people to send it too because you don't want to risk losing a real friend not to mention that if they are one of the lucky nine and don't send the thing out then something bad is going to happen to that person you honestly do think of as a friend or close relative. So you pick 10 names pf people who mean nothing to you and who you honestly don't care about to offer up to the deity of bad luck and forget about it. Of course there are a few of you who honestly think that those letters hold some weight with someone somewhere and your intentions are all good. Regardless, whether your intentions are for the good or bad, you have just passed on bad the possibility of someone you know the chance of bad luck. Shame on you.
Here's something else you might want to consider. when nine of your recipients fail to pass on the little harbinger of doom does the buck stop there, or unlike the excrement we pass from our bodies does the crap generated by these little notes of happiness travel back up hill? If it does then you have just been hit with the very bad luck you were trying to pass on to another coming back at you nine fold.