I had to laugh, my friends, when I saw this sign.
How many times have I received a forward telling
me I would lose my blessing if I didn’t send the message on to several other people? Or the measure
of my friendship would be judged based upon whether I sent the forward back to the person who
sent it to me? How ridiculous! Not to mention how
aggravating it is when you get one of these silly letters.
It brought back memories from the past for me.
These forwards are really akin to the old fashioned
chain letters I used to receive. The first one I remember falling for was a t-towel party. I would send a pretty t-towel to the person whose name was on the top of the list, send the letter on to 10 other people and then just sit back and wait for my pretty
10 t-towels to arrive.
Well, guess what, I’m still waiting for them!
Now I know you would’ve thought I had learned my lesson after this first bad experience, but no , I didn’t. My girl friend, who was a teacher, sent me a chain letter just like the t-towel letter. Only this time it was 14 Golden story books for my children
that I was to receive.
I once again, faithfully bought and sent along a Little Golden book to the person whose name was
at the top of the list. I felt certain I was surely going
to fare better with this chain letter considering most of the names on my girlfriends list were teachers also. I wasn’t really expecting 14 books
mind you, but maybe at least half that many would show up.
Nope, wrong again. Zero, zilch, nada. Nothing
I laugh now. But it was a lesson learned. I don’t
hear much about anyone sending chain letter
these days. Do you? Have you ever fallen for a
chain letter? Or did you actually have good luck
Let me know, because I’ve never heard of anyone who actually received what they were promised.