Don't get sucked in... pass it on

Did you know that the word gullible has been taken out of the English dictionary?

Actually no, it hasn't, but you'd be amazed at the amount of people that have responded "Really?" to that verbal statement over the years. A cheap and nasty joke I admit, but good enough entertainment nonetheless.

You'd be amazed at the amount of emails I receive weekly informing me that...

... I need to send money to fund little Maria's cancer treatment or else she will die,
... I apparently have long lost Nigerian relatives who want to give me millions of dollars,
... I must protest against the movie being made portraying Jesus as a homosexual,
... I need to pass this on to ten people or else something bad will happen to me,
... I need to pass this on to ten people and Microsoft will give me a free laptop,
... I need to have more than 8.1 children or else the Muslims will take over the world,
... I just witnessed authentic video footage of two New Zealanders getting attacked by Bigfoot,

Yadda yadda yadda

Quite frankly, responding to well-meaning (but gullible) people gets a little tiring at times.

So, let me give you the great advice I give them...

1. Don't believe everything you read.
2. Wikipedia and Youtube do occasionally tell lies.
3. Learn that www.snopes.com is your friend.

In conclusion, if you share this post this on Facebook, all your wildest dreams will come true ;-)

4 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

This post will end up on Snopes in no time...

Jon said...

I laughed a lot at this. So true!

Rachel Kate said...

hahaha that's awesome! Don't even get me started on having to print chain letters for people at work...

Kate said...

I think you're almost there with the Muslim one... ;)