We all get them: stupid email forwards. Misguided (or just plain idiotic) friends, relatives and coworkers forward us stuff that promises to be “hilarious” or “amazing,” when it’s actually so damn stupid, you want to reach through the computer and strangle them for sending it to you. These emails belong in the Stupid Email Hall of Fame. A well-meaning relative sent this one to me a few weeks ago:
REFUSE THE NEW $ COINS
This simple action will make a strong statement..
Please help do this…refuse to accept these when they are handed to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead. The lady just smiled and said ‘way to go’ so she had read this e-mail. Please help out…our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!!
U.S. Government to Release New Dollar Coins
You guessed it
‘IN GOD WE TRUST’
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!
DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE
Together we can force them out of circulation.
Please send to
everyone on your
‘In God we Trust’
“If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!” ORLY?
Before I’d make such a bold statement, I’d check to see if the reason for the boycott is actually true. And in this case, it is not. You see, when they first released the new dollar coins, they printed the minting mark and “In God We Trust” around the edge of the coin. Since these coins are mostly used by collectors, they wouldn’t be circulated enough for the print to get rubbed off from wear. In 2008, though, Congress mandated that “In God We Trust” get moved back onto the face of the coin.
Regardless, with all the injustice in our world, if this is what finally gets you up in arms, you probably need to rethink your priorities. And boycotting a coin that no one uses anyway? What a bold act of defiance! I’m sure the lady at the post office will immediately pick up on your radical political statement when you reject her dollar coin. I’m sure no one else rejects receiving another piece of heavy change instead of a light paper bill. Power to the people!
Have you received something like this? Or does this email pale in comparison to some of the stupid crap you’ve received? If so, forward those dumb emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll mock and debunk (if necessary) these stupid emails every Wednesday.