The laugh was on me....stupid email!!!

My pc crashed! - sad smiley
United States
March 10, 2008 10:45am CST
I never do those "read this and send it to 7 people and by 9:00 tomorrow morning something good will happen to you" emails but for some reason I did it yesterday. I think I did it because I got it from a freind who never sends me these things....I don't really know why. Anyway...oh yeah, something happened to me at 9am yesterday after reading that long email and sending it to 7 friends who probably hate me now. My computer crashed at just about 9am! It took me all day to get it back and I'm soooo happy that I have Win XP and it has the system recovery or I would have been in big trouble. Do you "do" those type of emails? Has anything good ever happened the next day the way they say they will?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
THAT SUCKS!!! I never answer any of those things, and i acutally have my email set to put anything with a fw, or fwd into the junk box directly so that i dont even have to look at it lol. No thanks, i hate wasting time reading those things because someone else found them funny!! WHO CARES!! lol. I do enjoy the pictures ones once in a while.. I have a few friends that screen them before they send them, i know they must be good if they send them without the fw or fwd in the subject :)
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• United States
11 Mar 08
I never thought of blocking emails with forwards....that's a great idea and I'm going to start doing it too...thanks for the idea.
@AmbiePam (50159)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I only do it if the message of the e-mail was really good. On the rare occasion I pass it on, I try to delete the 'pass it on to 7 people part'. And if something good happened like it said, I don't know. I never paid attention. I guess I just don't believe in that kind of thing. I think if something good happens at 9am, it will be because it was already going to happen, not because I sent on a letter to 7 people, lol.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
I've done the same thing if the email was a good one and believe the same thing that if good is going to happen it will happen.
• United States
10 Mar 08
I never have and after reading about your "good!?!" experience I never will. My friends are too valuable for me to pi$$ them off with that type of garbage.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
I don't know if they think they are doing me a favor or if they actually believe them and are doing what the email says and sending it to 7 friends!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
10 Mar 08
If that was the "good" thing that happened to you I can't imagine what the bad thing would have been. Thank goodness you did send it on to others. hahaha I am like you, I don't make it a habit of sending on to others but ever so often I do and if it is from someone that always sends things like that to me I just forward it on back to them and no one else. hahahahaha
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• United States
11 Mar 08
When I forward them back to only the person who sent it to me I'm hoping they get the point that I don't send them to anyone. So far it hasn't seemed to work.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I'm so sorry that your computer crashed, ctry, and I never consider anything that a friend takes time to send me "stupid." I receive messages of this kind from time to time and have never had any trouble with them crashing my pc.
• United States
11 Mar 08
Well, it wasn't the email that crashed my pc....I'm not even sure what did but the coincidence that something GOOD was supposed to happen and the crash is what got me.
@Courtom (288)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
Chain letters. I hate them! I suppose if you are superstitious you have to pass them on. I get so frustrated when I have chain letters from my friends and family... I never send them back, or forward them, most the time they don't get read... "DELETE" lol
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@jerzgirl (8030)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
16 Jun 08
Not once has anything with a "time guarantee" ever produced anything. In fact, I rather resent many of them because they tend to be religious in nature and are basically putting God on a time frame. Kind of like those prayers people publish seven times to guarantee an answer - I'm sorry, but it's not us who control God or Heaven, but God who decides which prayers have a 'yes' or a 'no' or a 'not now' answer. And, I have no business putting him on a schedule. Those types I'll either ignore or I'll send just the prayer portion without the "guarantee".
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jun 08
no I do not what I do is delete, then delete, then delete some more as they are stupid and time wasting and moronic to boot. as I do not believe any of their hooey I do not any longer bother reading them or worrying any about luck or some such. It never happened to me so delete, then delete, then delete some more. lol.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
I have received a couple of those chain letters in my email but I don't follow through on them and I just delete them. Nothing BAD has ever happened to me because of it. I have heard that it has brought some people good fortune but I think they would have had that good fortune anyways, that it is just a coincidence. I don't believe in luck, I believe that things happen for a reason. So I don't bother with those emails. When I was younger I received some in the mail and one time only, I followed through with it and sent out 7 letters to people I knew and they all got mad at me for sending them to them, and said I was going to bring them bad luck if they didn't follow through on it, so I won't do that again.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
13 Mar 08
I get a lot of inspirational things that have that added on. If I do send it to a few friends, it is simply because I want to share the message with them. I do not believe in all that luck stuff. To me, that makes it seem like a chain letter and I hate chain letters.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Mar 08
I usually delete the email. It does not matter what horrible curse they put on it, I do not believe in those curses, only in God, and so none of these mails affect me. So I have no idea if anything will happen. Probably because I am a Christian and am not supposed to believe those things and I go and do what that email tells you to, that something bad would happen to me. So I just get rid of it. It aint worth it.
@jewilim (495)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
nahhh... i think its just pure coincidence. there is actually no relation between those chain e-mails and messages being forwarded around in our life. i think its kinda crazy to associate the things that happen to with those chain messages. well i might just be saying it because it never happened to me before, but even if anything would happen to me i would certainly not associate it with those chain messages that i received. :P
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Nope, I don't believe in any of that stuff and won't forward them, at least not with the 'chain letter' stuff on it. If it's something worthwhile reading that I think my friends would like, I'll cut and paste just that portion and delete the portion about forwarding it to x number of people and send it on. I don't want anyone to feel that the email comes with any strings attached.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I send it back to the person. I think if you are more alert to opportunites, you may have things happen better in your life. The thing you read may make you more aware of opportunities and you take them so something does happen. So I read it, give it back and try to be more aware of opportunities. If something does come up, I go for it and see how it works out. This added awareness has worked out for me, but I think we need to be aware all the time and then more will happen for us anyway. If you can follow all that.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Mar 08
i really dont bother typing those and send to several friends....maybe its just a coincidence that your pc crashed that day lol..
• China
11 Mar 08
Take it easy,even god make mistakes,and forgive the friend that send you that E-mail,I think he must have recieved that E-mail from one of his friend that never send him those things,just like you~ Have a good day~
@kreinao (56)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
I never send forwarded messages to friends. Not only is it exhausting to edit and send the email, I dont even believe that there would be any good that would happen after I send those emails. I do receive lots of forwarded messages, but I never forward them to my friends in my address book. :)
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
11 Mar 08
I am somewhat superstitious but I never take those seriously. I read those for a laugh but thats weird that it happened! And man, sorry that happened to you, I have had things like that happen to me too and its awful. But I highly doubt that it had anything to do with the letter
@Darkwing (21588)
10 Mar 08
No, I don't forward these types of mails. It's becoming a popular pastime to send them on cell phones now and I refuse to send them on when I'm paying for them, so I just delete them... also in my e-mail. I get too many of them and can use my time much better elsewhere on the net. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
10 Mar 08
I used to work for the government and forwarding those type of emails was a huge no-no because of the security risk. I don't work there anymore but, I follow the same rules here at home. I just don't want to take any chances.