I HAVE an oar with which I dip into the international stream of round-robin emails from time to time. Last week I came up with the following test of one’s tolerance. Try it.
Do you think a syphilitic woman who is pregnant, who had eight children already, three of whom were deaf, two who were blind, one with learning difficulties, would be wise to have another child – or an abortion?
If you go for abortion, you have just deprived the world of Beethoven.
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Candidate A associates with crooked politicians, consults an astrologist, has had two mistresses, chain smokes and drinks eight to 10 martinis a day.
Candidate B was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whisky every evening.
Candidate C is a decorated war hero and a vegetarian. He doesn’t smoke, drinks an occasional beer and has never cheated on his wife.
Which of these would you choose?
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt, Candidate B is Winston Churchill ... and Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
Whilst the above is true, it’s worth watching for scams on these round-robin emails. Here’s a classic:
“Of its 500-plus employees, 29 have been accused of spousal abuse, seven have been arrested for fraud, 19 have been accused of writing bouncing cheques, and three have done time for assault.
One in five – 117 of them – have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least two businesses, 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit, 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges, eight have been arrested for shoplifting, and 84 have been arrested for drunk driving.”
The email claims it’s the British Parliament or the United States Congress. It isn’t. This is completely made up.
As we know, our politicians are above criticism ...