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[MOL] BE CAREFUL WITH E-MAIL



BE CAREFUL WITH E-MAIL

As you are receiving my note by e-mail, it's wise to remember how
easily this wonderful 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 faint.  At the sound, her family rushed into the room and
saw this note on the screen:

  DEAREST WIFE:
  JUST GOT CHECKED IN.
  EVERYTHING PREPARED FOR YOUR ARRIVAL TOMORROW.

  P.S.  SURE IS HOT DOWN HERE
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