I know that many of you get those forwarded e-mails. I get them too, all the time. I forward a few here and there but I'm usually very selective about them. I don't forward overtly religious e-mails or ones that say I will die if I don't pass this along in 10 minutes. I check snopes.com every time I get an e-mail that says someone is going to take my kidneys and leave me in a tub of ice water. I don't mind getting forwards, some of them I find funny or interesting. The ones I don't like I delete them and go on with my day.
But, there's a new strain of forwards that are irritating me to no end. They find me wherever I am and taunt me. Recently I've been getting text message forwards on my cell phone. It's doubly irritating because I'm expecting a text message from a friend that says they miss me or were just thinking about me and wondering how I was doing. Or maybe they want to make plans to get together. So I pick up my cell phone, flip it open only to see something like this:
Psalm 27 : Say this slowly "God i love u & need u" Send to 10 ppl & A miracle will happen 2nite. Ignore and everything will go 2 hell
This is the exact text message I got last night. Now, let me say that the person who sent this is a fun and sweet guy. He's always lovely to hang out with and I consider him a friend. But I wanna smack him for costing me $.10 to get a text message like that. (Dude, seriously, if you read this, I'll buy you a beer or 7 to make up for trashing you.)
I never did forward that text message. In fact, I promptly deleted it and didn't even flinch. I guess it's good that I didn't care much, because apparently everything is going straight to hell.