Sometimes, I’m amazed by my ability of generating good names/titles/headings (example: the title of this post). I’m not sure if this ability will do any good to me in my life. But I’m happy that this quality differentiates me from the crowd (what the heck am I writing? )
The toughest task of coming up with a good start (or was it bad? 😉 ) for this post has been completed. Now, have a look at this mail which I received from my friend today: –
Since the actual mail is so big, I’ll present it in condensed form. Here it goes-
Teacher asks students to write what they thought are the 7 wonders of the world. Students (except ‘the one’: well there has to be someone
out of the crowd) write “1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids, 2. Taj Mahal…”. Our ‘the one’ does not write anything. Teacher asks her the reason. She says that there are so many of them and she is unable to decide which to include in top 7. The teacher insists & the girl hesitates. Then she says “I think the seven wonders of the world are – 1.To See 2. To hear 3. To Touch 4. To Feel 5. To Love…”. “The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous! A gentle reminder — that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.”
Hold it! Do you have tears in your eyes? Do you think nothing is wrong in forwarding such emails? Or do you think we should forward more such emails? If you answered ‘yes’ to any one question, go away from this blog!
Mails like the one above, piss me off like anything! Above all, I get such emails everyday! Then there are mails like-
“Forward this email to 10 friends and your wish will come true in next 20 minutes…(followed by testimonials)”
“Bill Gates is giving out $1000 to everyone who forwards this mail to his/her friends” 😕
“We are a family from Africa. We have a fortune with us. Just send us $1450 and we’ll keep our $30m in your bank and you may enjoy the interest…”
The New Age Idiots forward such emails to everyone, everyday. The good thing about New Age Idiots is that they are Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers…all educated people who have survived schools & colleges.
I’ve observed following qualities of NAI (New Age Idiots ) –
- They send (read: forward) you BirthdayAlarm links so that they don’t forget your birthday
- They (read: forward) send you “Good Morning” emails with flowers all over in the email
- They tell you a ‘whole new’ way of looking at the world through their forwarded emails
- They can derive ‘meaning of life’ through simplest day-to-day activities
Chuck It fellas! Keep the things simple & stupid. Don’t waste Internet space – someone is paying for all your crap.
-The Big K-