I love my parents and related old-ish people. I do! I love that they're all, to a person, compelled to forward any email they receive that might be viewed as cute, funny, important, or all three. But then they get frustrated with me for not replying. If you're of the Greatest Generation and are wondering why I never respond to such emails, here's what it looks like on my end.
From: Fictional great-aunt
To: Alice Bradley
Subject: FW: Fwd: Fwd: Re: FORWARD: Fwd:
Thought you guys might want to see this. WOW!!
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To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, MyDaughterEileen@hotmail.com, email@example.com, Ilovefunnyjokes@yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, StillHot19u7@aol.com
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2319Grandmacutie@aol.com
TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
I thought you guys might like a chuckle and also appreciate this important message about the dangers of something. Amazing but true!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This email account should be used for professional communications only. Do not share the information contained within to any other parties without explicit permission of Accountants of Westchester, Inc. Also do not print this because something something trees. The views contained within do not necessarily reflect the opinions or thoughts of Accountants of Westchester, LLC. Or are we Inc.? Whichever. Hug a tree.
--ORIGINAL ORIGINAL MESSAGE--
SO funny/dangeorus/sad/true! Did you hear about how
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