Forward This E-mail ASAP

I showed this e-mail to my husband with the idea that I may post it on my blog … in protest. He said it may cost me a friend.

I responded that I didn’t think so because my friend isn’t like that. She probably did the same thing that most people do, clicked Forward without thinking.

After all, it was sent to her by a friend, someone who wouldn’t purposely spread false rumors.

This issue has been bugging me for a long time. I have finally decided to deal with it the way I do all problems … head on.

The shortened version of the e-mail is this. The Budweiser Story: A delivery man sees two Arabs in a California convenience store laughing over the plight of 9/11.

He calls his boss who has him pull all Budweiser products from the shelves.

The Budweiser stocker reveals the tale to his neighbor who works for Pepsi. The neighbor then talks to his boss and Pepsi yanks their products—which ends in bankruptcy for the store owner.

Here’s the problem. None of this is true. There are similar stories such as this against Dunkin’ Donuts and other companies, which causes permanent damage to their reputation.

Don’t take my word, check it out for yourself:

This is a very upsetting situation. It’s the reason I rarely forward an e-mail.

Some of us have dozens of contacts on our e-mail list. Just think of the thousands, hundreds of thousands who have received this, read it, and believe it. And now, no matter what anyone says, there is no changing their mind.

And that’s a fact…

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full


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Over the Edge

About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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