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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:51:32 -0500 (EST)
From: "13,000 Stories"
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Misdirected E-mail

[ Good morning everyone, one of the subscribers has pointed out to me, and
I verified with the author, that the joke I sent monday night, "Because
I'm a guy" is copyrighted 1998 W. Bruce Cameron

(This essay, by the way, will be appearing in the Denver Rocky Mountain
News soon.)

I think it is quite sad that people are not able to keep the copyright
information in documents they send over the Internet, even if it is humor,
and I am not even pointing the finger to the person who sent it to me, it
probably goes several e-mails before that...   Whatever... ]

[ This one is very popular these days (/jg) ]

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 23:13:32 -0600
From: Best of Humor

It's sometimes easy to forget how easily email technology can be misused,
sometimes unintentionally, with serious consequences. 

Consider the case of the Illinois man who left the snow-filled streets of
Chicago for a vacation in Florida.  His wife was on a business trip and
was planning to meet him there the next day.  When he reached his hotel,
he decided to send his wife a quick e-mail.  Unable to find the scrap of
paper on which he had written her e-mail address, he did his best to type
it in from memory.

Unfortunately, he missed one letter and his note was directed instead to
an elderly preacher's wife, whose husband had passed away only the day
before.  When the grieving widow checked her e-mail, she took one look at
the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the

     Dearest Wife,
     Just got checked in.
     Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

      Your Loving Husband
      PS. Sure is hot down here.

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