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Monday, January 31, 2005

Don't you hate it when you receive hoax and chain e-mails?

I cannot understand why people are so dumb despite earning tertiary qualifications and years of schooling. I am referring to dumb and gullible people who just forward or post every hoax and chain e-mail or text message they receive on their inboxes. I am sure I am not alone.

They are also cowards as they are afraid to use their logic and commonsense in analysing the content of hoax and chain e-mails before they hit the forward button.

They are also irresponsible as they do not care of any adverse effects to communities or industries of their e-mail forwarding. For example, the hoax "Zulican" virus e-mail and text message that is claimed to be infecting seafood in Asia due to the tsunami disaster has spread faster than influenza. Little do these people know that forwarding such messages only destroy the lives of those dependent on the seafood industry.

How many times do we have to explain to them that they won't get rich, die lonely and single or not be infected by flesh eating bacteria just by forwarding e-mail!