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Good Luck Chain Letter - The Phone Will Ring

Summary:
Silly chain letter message promises good luck to those who send the message to others within five minutes and bad luck to those who don't (Full commentary below.)



Status:
Nonsense

Example:(Submitted via email, May 2005)
Check it out! It is pretty cool!

Trying this just for grins....

This is spooky
OK guys, this truly is freaky, the phone literally rang as soon as I read the last word of this email!!!!!
I am taking the bait - what do I have to lose right? Hope it works! Supposedly The Phone Will Ring Right After You Do This. Just read the little stories and think of a wish as you scroll all the way to the bottom. There is a message there - then make your wish. No attachment on this one.

Stories :
I'm 13 years old, and I wished that my dad would come home from the army, because he'd been having problems with his heart and right leg. It was 2:53 p.m. When I made my wish. At 3:07 p.m.(14 minutes later), the doorbell rang, and there my Dad was, luggage and all!!

I'm Katie and I'm 20 and I've been having trouble in my job and on the verge of quitting. I made a simple wish that my boss would get a new job. That was at 1:35and at 2:55 there was an announcement that he was promoted and was leaving for another city. Believe me...this really works!!!

My name is Ann and I am 45 years of age. I had always been single and had been hoping to get into a nice, loving relationship for many years. While kind of daydreaming (and right after receiving this email) I wished that a quality person would finally come into my life. That was at 9:10 AM on a Tuesday. At 9:55 AM a FedEx delivery man came into my office. He was cute, polite and could not stop smiling at me. He started coming back almost everyday (even without packages) and asked me out a week later. We married 6 months later and now have been happily married for 2 years. What a great email it was!!

Just scroll down to the end, but while you do, think of a wish. Make your wish when you have completed scrolling. Whatever age you are, is the number of minutes it will take for your wish to come true. ex. you are 25 years old, it will take 25 minutes for your wish to come true). However, if you don't send this to people in 5 minutes, you will have bad luck for years!!

Go for it!!!

SCROLL DOWN!

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STOP!!!

Congratulations!!! Your wish will now come true in your age minutes.
Now follow this carefully....it can be very rewarding!!!!
If you send this to 10 more people, other than the 5 that you already have to send to, something major that you've been wanting will happen.

Message: This is scary! The phone will ring right after you do this!




Commentary:
There are many different versions of these silly "good luck" emails circulating around the Internet and consuming bandwidth for no good reason. If one of them arrives in my email inbox I simply delete it in short order. I never send it onwards, as I think they just make the sender look foolish.

So, has my callous chain-breaking ways caused me any dreadful downturns in luck? Well, not that I can tell. My luck doesn't seem to be any worse than the next person's. What's more, none of the people who have sent me these stupid messages over the years have ever reported a sudden run of good luck.

As far as I'm concerned, there is already enough pointless junk bombarding the world's inboxes. Continuing one of these dumb chain emails will do nothing more than add to it.


Write-up by Brett M.Christensen