I feel an ungrateful heel when I fail to "forward this to six other people within the next half-hour" or whatever.
I have a dear friend who forwards me a lot of those pyramid-type messages that circulate round the internet. I know she sends me them so that I know that she is thinking of me and sending her love when things are difficult, but I really cannot bring myself to forward them to everyone - or even to a small selection of my address book.
It dates back to school days, when chain letters would go around, often ending in something like "If you send this to six other people something wonderful will happen to you within a week. If not, the sky will fall in ....." and some girls got really upset because they could not find six friends who had not already received one. To me, they are emotional blackmail.
And then there are those pseudo-medical ones, which tell you on no account to eat or drink this or that or you will drop down dead instantly.
Am I the only party pooper?
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