JEFF PEARLMAN

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Received this e-mail today

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I hate this stuff with such a passion. H-a-t-e it.

When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, someone sent her an e-mail that read, IF YOU DON’T FORWARD THIS TO TEN PEOPLE, SOMETHING TERRIBLE WILL HAPPEN TO YOU. She was livid, deleted the e-mail and our daughter was born with two arms, two legs, a heart and a brain.

But do people really believe this stuff? Is there a genuine ideal that, should I receive four cyber balloons, something I’ve been waiting for will occur?

And if this were truly a magical e-mail, would there be so many spelling and grammatical errors?