My Bestest friend in the whole wide world (bless her heart) is a chronic forwarder of those annoying as hell text messages that claim if you don’t forward them to a certain number of people, something terrible will happen to you or your loved one. Just a few minutes ago, I received a text from her, and it said “Side-by-side or miles apart, a person like YOU stays in my heart :)”
Which I thought was adorable. Until I scrolled down and read: “Send to 15 ppl or lose someone big tonight.”
WTF?! Why on earth would someone who cares about you send you that?! Now, I’m not superstitious, but the impending doom of the message immediately made me think of my fiance out on the rig, working right now, getting his head lopped off by a rotating beam or getting the shit kicked out of him by his motor hand. She knows I spend my entire week wringing my hands and pacing until he walks through the door- so WHY would she choose to send a message like that to me? Does she WANT something terrible to happen to me? She knows I don’t forward this utter crap- I delete it with an eye roll seconds after I open it, so why would she bother? She also knows I don’t know 15 people, I know like 12 total, and that includes my mother, who doesn’t even know what a text is. Besides, why would I want to forward doom onto someone else?
Just yesterday she sent me another AW moment text followed with a shitty warning. This one said “Ur too pretty, the boy you love will show you how much he needs you in about 2 hrs. But you have 2 tell 10 pretty girls or karma will get you! NO”
I don’t know what the NO was at the end of the text- it just cut off there, but another WTF moment on my part. I waited for my “boy” (I replaced the boy part with “old man”- my guy will be 40 soon, after all, last time he was a “boy” was the day I was born- ha ha) to call me in dire need because he once again got his head lopped off by a rotating beam or got the shit kicked out of him by his motor hand. And karma is going to get me now?! Gee thanks, bestest friend ever, for giving me even crappier luck than I already have.
So why do people forward these stupid messages in the first place? Who’s the evil beast of a human being who gets them going? I want to find them and beat them to death with a steel-toed boot for causing us NON forwarders so much agony over nothing. Sheesh. I’ve told my bestest friend that I don’t want her forwarding me her stupid junk, but she continues to forward me her utter crap just to cover her own ass, I suppose. I’d just rather be left out of the forwarding loop entirely.