Notes sent to "World", another edition of a chain-letter that showed up at work, and someone's comments gave me an idea....
Under the asterisks below is an "anti-chain letter".
If a chain letter and an anti-chain letter meet, maybe (just maybe) they will cancel each other out.
Of course, there's a theoretical possibility that an encounter between a chain letter and an anti-chain letter that are otherwise identical will cause the universe(s) to violently end. "Well, sorry, Dr. Einstein, but sometimes you DO have to play dice with the universe." (Besides, the theoretical end of this universe is more than made up for by the real end of even one chain letter.... :) )
*********************** ANTI-CHAIN LETTER ****************************
To Whom It May Concern:
Please stop all chain letters!!
If you receive one, ignore it.
If you've written one, destroy it.
If you've heard of someone who has cancer (or any other disease) whose ambition is "to be included in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest number of [whatever]", don't believe it. The someone may have died; the someone may have been cured; the someone's name may be cursed with every paper cut suffered by a group of senior citizens in Atlanta (or where-ever you were told to send [whatever] to) who would rather be lawn bowling. (If you REALLY want to help the someone in a meaningful way, donate the time, money, and materials to an appropriate charity rather than wasting the time, money, and materials on continuing what at best is overwhelming someone else and what at worst is a fallacy.)
Each chain letter fouls up our environment: the paper ones waste paper, the electronic ones waste electrons (not to mention network bandwidth and iron oxides). Very few people like junk mail, and a chain letter is even worse than junk mail.
So please stop all chain letters.
The trees of the world (and the Sysops of the world) would be grateful if you VERBALLY pass this message on to ten people.
Obviously, speed is essential.
Thank-you in advance.
Vernon R.J. Schmid
Your comments, suggestions, questions, or concerns would be very much appreciated. Please direct them to: email@example.com.
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