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Old 11 February 2007, 10:21 PM
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Hi All:

Some more glurge courtesy of my mother's friend. For the full glurge effect, please imagine a plethera of flowery clipart liberally distributed about the e-mail.

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I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone!

These are for YOU!



RETURN TO SENDER
How Nice Is This..................

Forward to all your friends, including me.
And don't tell me you're too busy
for this. Don't you know the phrase "stop and smell the flowers"?
See how many "bouquets" you end up with!

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!

And see how many you get today"
Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Moses supposes his toeses are roses" ab Arthur
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Old 11 February 2007, 11:02 PM
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And if they smell funny it means that a dog was smelling them just before you were.
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Old 12 February 2007, 06:25 AM
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I don't get it. What does any of that have to do with flowers?

And if the glurge-writers are going to give me something, why not make it something useful, like stock options or a new car.
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Old 12 February 2007, 11:03 AM
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If everybody followed the instructions, then they would get an infinite number since there's nothing to say that you only need to return it to the sender once. You'd just be mailing it back and forward indefinitely. I suppose it would keep them busy.

I never understand why so many of these mails specify that you forward them back to the person that sent them. Couldn't they just put a "read receipt" on it? I suppose you need to check whether your friend actually followed the instructions.
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Old 12 February 2007, 11:04 AM
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I never understand why so many of these mails specify that you forward them back to the person that sent them. Couldn't they just put a "read receipt" on it? I suppose you need to check whether your friend actually followed the instructions.
Well, we know what happens if you don't follow the instruction properly...
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Old 12 February 2007, 12:07 PM
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Say it with flowers

Send him a triffid.
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Old 12 February 2007, 01:40 PM
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Success keeps You Glowing
So does uranium. In fact, I find that uranium is better than success for the glow factor.
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Old 12 February 2007, 03:07 PM
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I agree with Canuckistan.
Nothing says "I love you" better than radioactive isotopes.
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Old 12 February 2007, 04:24 PM
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Say it with flowers

Send him a triffid.
Or a Frodis.

Trish "Let's all lay down on the ground and be cool, man!" DaDish
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Old 13 February 2007, 10:13 PM
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If everybody followed the instructions, then they would get an infinite number since there's nothing to say that you only need to return it to the sender once. You'd just be mailing it back and forward indefinitely. I suppose it would keep them busy.

I never understand why so many of these mails specify that you forward them back to the person that sent them. Couldn't they just put a "read receipt" on it? I suppose you need to check whether your friend actually followed the instructions.
That reminds me a of a card I used to own. It was a piece of plastic the size of a credit card, and on one side, it said, "How to keep an idiot busy (turn over for instructions." On the other side, it said the same thing. At thirteen, I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen, so I bought it and brought it to school to show my friends. Most of them laughed, but one girl kept turning it over and finally said, "I don't get it...where are the instructions?"

She never lived that one down.
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Old 14 February 2007, 01:45 AM
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But Only God keeps You Going!
So God is a diuretic now?
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Old 14 February 2007, 03:40 AM
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Or a laxative.
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Old 14 February 2007, 11:15 AM
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They had to just keep picking and sending those clipart flowers until there were none left, didn't they? Don't they see what they've done? They destroyed an entire clipart meadow ecosystem, once full of clipart bees, clipart beetles and clipart butterflies. Clipart birds used to flock round, eating the clipart seeds and insects.

And now? It's just an empty page!
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Old 15 February 2007, 02:30 AM
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Flowers are the sexual organs of plants! Why is it considered romantic to castrate a bunch of plants?!

Now that that's out of the way, the 'how to keep an idiot busy' story cracked me up.
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