I thought my chain-letter days were over, but I just opened a message from a friend, and when I saw how many times it had already been forwarded, I realized what it was. Before I could hit 'delete' though, my eye strayed to the first line of the message and all those awful feelings I got when someone sent me a chain-letter came back. I know I'm not in for any more bad luck than normal for not replying, but it's playing on my mind, and I'm furious with this woman for sending it on to me. We're not particularly close, though her son was in my class last year. I'm thinking of mailing her and asking her to remove me from her contacts. WWYD?
I don't know why this upset me so much. It must just have brought back memories of when I was a shy, fairly insecure 10 year-old, finding anonymous letters, with real threats in them, in my school bag. Then they were all about something happening to your dog/parents/siblings. Now it's something happening to your children, which presumably is what shocked me, out of the blue on a Sunday morning. It's just I'd never do this to anyone.
Sorry posted twice by mistake. Don't understand myself why people would send on, unless they're scared of the consequences of not sending. Try not to take personally sounds like many others also been hit. Thoughtlessness seems to be root of it.
It's easy to delete the 'send this on and your luck will triple' type, but this one was vicious - 'if you don't send this on, very bad things will happen to your family'. Why do people start these things?