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Don’t-Fwd: INTERNATIONAL STOP-THE-MADNESS DAY

From: annoying.twat@morons.com
To: all@everywhere.com
cc: bill@microsoft.com; steve@apple.com; richard@virgin.com; 
elton@john.com; uc.wh@timat.com
Subject: Fwd: INTERNATIONAL STOP-THE-MADNESS DAY
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2007 09:45:16 -0000

----- Original Message -----

INTERNATIONAL STOP-THE-MADNESS DAY

To help bring about world peace and an end to hunger, death and disease, 
for one day a year the people of the world will refrain from blindly 
forwarding on those inane and pointless anonymous email forwards they 
get sent by co-workers and well meaning but slightly dumb friends, to 
everyone on their address book.

Every day thousands of people worldwide die as a direct result of email 
forwards. It is a shocking statistic and may be untrue but it is a 
*FACT*[tm] that people have lost jobs as a result of spending too much 
time clearing these things out of their work inboxes, or have forwarded 
it on to their line-manager by accident and found themselves receiving a 
redundancy notice in return. Other folks have ended up with severe 
stress worrying that if they don't forward an email they've been sent 
then some little kiddies somewhere won't get help or their friends won't 
like them anymore, and may never invite them on a cruise should they 
ever become millionaires through shrewed investment or, more 
realistically, a lotto/pools win.

There was also a tragic case in Chicago when a transient was killed by a 
well meaning but criminally disturbed individual who tried to forward 
good will prayers to his local homeless community by printing them onto 
high quality 160gms embossed paper and dropping boxes of them onto the 
local cardboard city from his helicopter.

THE MADNESS HAS TO STOP

Remember this: Friends wouldn't expect friends to bombard other friends 
with crap.

Now forward this email to 10 of your friends and one of three things 
will happen:

1) For every email forwarded Bill Gates will personally give one 
American dollar (approximately 0.067 euro-cents) from his own pocket to 
the American Kick-A-Child-With-Leukaemia Fund.

2) God will personally appear to open a new branch of Starbucks in your 
area.

3) All your friends will get more spam.

You know it mocks sense...



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