Wednesday, March 14, 2007

FORWARDS

Im sure everybody gets spam e-mails right??? We all know that spam e-mails could be on the list of the most annoying things ever, but i think "FORWARDS" are the worst. This is my opinion. People keep sending me all sorts of jokes & other stuff and ask me to forward it within 5-10 minutes or else i have bad luck for the whole day, or something "good" will happen to me, or what i've been wishing for will happen.
I hope i'm not the only one that finds this annoying. When i started getting forwarded messages like that from people, i used to read them cos i found them funny, but these days, when i open my mailbox & see it, i just delete it without opening it to read. There was a time i sent e-mails to some of my freinds asking them to stop sending me the forwards cos apart from the fact that it became annoying, it takes up too much storage space!!!!! Well it didn't work cos instead of stopping, they sent more. I also realised that sometimes i don't know the sender of the forwards, cos probably the person got my e-mail address from other forwarded messages.
So today, i was going through my mailbox & i saw two messages from one of my freinds. This person is a good freind & i haven't seen her for a while, so even though i'm against all those "forward this to 20 freinds & make a wish & it will come true" messages, i decided to read it. Guess what???? The 1st i found very funny (if you understand what going on in naija) while the other was....................i dunno.............. interesting i think. I was actually happy i didn't delete it before reading. I have decided to share them both with you guyz. The first one has to do with the happenings in naija. Here goes:

Prayer for you today.................you may either say amen or just laugh out amen..................all is allowed...........People will feel you like V-mobile, *May your coast be wide as MTN network, *May you Glo like Globacom, *May your enemies misbehave like Mtel, *May God create confusion in the garden of your enemies like PDP, *May your enemies not understand each other like Obasanjo & Atiku, *May you have victory over your enemies like Ngige, *May you never work in vain like Chris Uba, *May your life continue to increase like Nigeria fuel pump price, *May the glory of God never depart from you as corruption refused to depart from Nigeria, *Armed robbers will never loacte you as America cannot locate Osama Bin Laden, *May the peace of God dwell with you as poverty dwells in Nigeria. Amen


The second forwarded message is all about understanding something written as gibberish. We have to try & decipher it to know how strong our brain power is. I actually found it easy to read & i thought the whole thing was just weird but try to know if you find it easy or difficult to read. Here goes:

I CAN read it, can you? fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55% plepoe can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlays tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Obviously at the end, it says "If you can read this forward it to 30 people", but i didn't bother. I have more important things to do.

14 comments:

azuka said...

IM spam messages are worse.

'If you don't forward this to 20 people you'll have badluck all your life.'

And it annoys the heck out o fme to get identical messages from different people within a few minutes of each other.

Daddy's Girl said...

LOL!! I find forwards irritating too... I rarely open them, usually just delete. I hate it when a friend says 'I've been emailing you and you haven't responded' when all they've sent me is lots of forwards I can't be bothered to read... I mean it takes no effort to forward one of those things...

First time here... nice blog! Thanks for the comment on mine.

Nyemoni said...

Hey! Welcome to blogging! I also delete a lot of FW: mails! Most times, I click delete without even checking what the mail contains!
And yeah! I belong to the 55% of peeps who can read this:

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlays tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

though I think that's a fake statistic!

Miss Chi Chi said...

OOooh I absolutely hate spam e-mails!

I get the same span e-mai from the same person every damn hour---WTF?!

Confused Naija Girl said...

yes i also get those messages i dont read then anymore
they can get annoying

Confused Naija Girl said...

I dont read those messages anymore. i just delete them they do get annoying

yankeenaijachick said...

Hey girl, nice blog. ......l can't even count the number of times l get junk/spam mail. I hate it so much. U can imagine.

vindication through innocence said...

this is jokes.i has an issue with fwds a while back-actually 2years ago and i wrote an essay to everone on my address book to stop sending them cos they were irritating!!everone replied laughin!!but the most annoying ones are the ones which act as a prayer and talk about blessing you only to tell you you will be cursed if you dont send this...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

u r not the only one that thinks that. I have even had to issue a warning to my friends DO NOT forward rubbishhhhh..LOL. Hope you week has been supper. Have a great weekend.

Kafo said...

LOL
this is hilarious

Everyone Loves a Naija Girl said...

Haha...I definitely understand you on the whole forwarding messages being annoying. I used to open them and even forward them too, but my friends and I have all stopped. That prayer is funny though, I wish I saw Nigerian jokes more often lol.

chidi said...

thanks u guyz....glad 2 know that pple feel d same way i do abt d msgs

Klara said...

Ok! This forwards are Hilarious n yes some are! Bt I also find some Irritatin n annoying espec the ones threatenin of bad omen or stuff like that, if I dont forward 2 more that 5 people in 5 secs!
Such ones I usually Ingore! N yes nothin ever happenned after I ingored the warnings!

Yosh said...

Haha, forwards suck! And I don't read them any longer, either. Just once I see the subject line, "Fwd: Fwd:...",I check and delete. It's just from these few people I get forwards that I bother to open cos I know what they send make much sense, the messages aren't trite from too much forwarding and will be fresh if i bother to share.

:) Nice blog here, man!