Forward For Luck, Delete For Chaos

I have been receiving mail and SMS (probably you too have) from some years now containing some story about people who received the same message and the ending is always “you have to send this to x number of people or …” The ending of the request ranges from you’ll have bad luck, unlucky in love to death! Death, the ultimate punishment, is usually reserved for those who delete it. It even comes with a time limit which may be a few minutes or even a day if they are feeling generous. By “they” I refer to whichever Phone Company or person who started this chain of messages. Some message ask you to make a wish before reading the rest of the mail and when you reach the end you see the above message waiting;send it to others or else…., you can guess the rest! 

I find it amusing that most people actually forward it! May be they don’t want to take a chance. And forwarding messages to have luck in love? That paints a picture of desperation. Whatever the reason may be, the mails and SMS keep on coming. People have had bad luck and good luck before cell phones and e-mail and with that belief I’ll keep on deleting it.  🙂 It has been some years now and I’m still alive right?!!

Is it because people think may be even the angels of luck have moved into age of technology? Then it would mean that from now on cell phones and e-mail will decide who deserves what. That seems really ridiculous to me!


8 thoughts on “Forward For Luck, Delete For Chaos

  1. I used to actually believe in stuff like this when I was a kid. So glad I don’t anymore 🙂 Some people are just superstitious and believe in anything. Hey, I finally checked out Boyce Avenue and I love them, can’t believe I hadn’t heard about them before!! Will look up Red Dust Road now so thank you for the tips!

  2. Annie says:

    Ah, those chain letters are so annoying! I always delete. A few years ago I read in the local news paper that one of these chain SMS were circulating among school children in my town and scaring them half to death. The message was supposedly from the ghost of a girl who had been killed by someone who snuck into her room at night and slit her throat. The SMS went on to say that if you did not forward it, the ghost would come into your bedroom at night and make you suffer the same fate. Seriously, the kids were terrified and everybody forwarded, making it a frikkin’ epidemic. There was a big announcement in the news that parents had to tell their kids not to forward… What a mess!

  3. Tinytoes says:

    You are right actually. These kind of mails make me irritated too and i too used to delete it just by seeing the subject itself… As annie said there are few kids used to believe such annoying mails and get scared. Its an extreme kind of stupidity these senders of mail make into… And its a nice post though 🙂 🙂

    • mheretowrite says:

      You might have noticed that in India the number of these SMS gets high during some festival. They send some hymn and say you can’t delete it and as the majority of people are religious they keep forwarding! The companies must be making a nice little amount of profit from this.

  4. ipegasus says:

    I just scroll, make a wish, and delete before I reach the “forward this to x no. of people” part. 😉

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