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Wity responses needed

My email in box typically receives three types of mail. 1) real mail from real people who get real replies 2) Offers from Canadian pharmacies, Frustrated wealthy West Africans and Ponzi scheme brokers that get no reply and 3) Sappy crap from friends and relatives, most of whom have some stupid caveat about resending this to 5 friends or else. How do you all reply to these people to let them gently know you do not want their chain letters and feel good dribble. Here is the latest example I got today:

The Wooden Bowl

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and
four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was
blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.
But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made
eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped
the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "Wemust do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his
spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor." So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There,Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden
bowl! When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he
had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple
had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?" Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little
bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old
smiled and went back to work The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was
spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate
every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife
seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the
tablecloth soiled. On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens,
how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better
tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way
he/she handles four things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and
tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your
parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the e same thing as making a "life.."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's
mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
I'v e learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open
heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be
one. I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch
someone. People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or
just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.!
I've learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about.
I just did.
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I tell people that I do not open attachments because they often carry a virus and I ask that they please not send the types of e-mail that you used as the example, because I just don't have an interest, or the time for them.
You may risk offending someone, but that's the chance you take to get rid of these e-mails.
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Cliff Notes version please. Oh, that isn't how you spell "whitey".

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Nice one! If only some would heed! Touching indeed!
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You could tell them: "I don't know anyone with a blind Grandfather that eats out of a wooden bowl, but if I did, I still wouldn't send them this horribly, made-up, pointless story about what family is all about because I hate my fucking family you nutless prick!"

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You could tell them: "I don't know anyone with a blind Grandfather that eats out of a wooden bowl, but if I did, I still wouldn't send them this horribly, made-up, pointless story about what family is all about because I hate my fucking family you nutless prick!"
reckon you hate yourself?
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reckon you hate yourself?
Only when I drop a quarter in the Salvation Army kettle when I meant for it to be a damn nickel!

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Sometimes a simple, "Fuck off and die!" will suffice.

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