Irish Friendship Wish
Submitted November 2005
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH
I hope it works...
May there always be work for your hands to do.
OK, this is what you have to do....
Send this to all of your friends! But -- you HAVE to send this within 1 hour from when your e-mail receives it or you will die a horrible Irish death!
Now....Make A wish!!!!!!
I hope you made your wish! If not, then go back to the previous sentence and make it!
Now then, if you send your wish and a copy of this e-mail to:
1 person -- your wish will be granted in 1 year
Note that if you send the note to 8,192 people and your wish was for pizza and it is not granted in less than 30 minutes, then your pizza is free!
If you delete this e-mail after you read it, you will have an entire year of bad luck! But if you send it to two or more friends you will automatically have years of good luck equal to the natural logarithm of the number of people to which the e-mail was sent (rounded up to the nearest integer, with a maximum value of 15)!!! :-)
Behind the Legend
The reader who sent us this e-mail (forcing us to forward it or risk death -- thanks a lot!) wanted to know if the wish-granting magic would really work.
Before we get into that, let's take a look at the "blessing" that starts the e-mail, line by line:
Not really much of a blessing when you look at it carefully, is it?
As for the wishes, we have copious reports from people whose wishes were granted. Unfortunately, most of them were not granted in the way the wisher might have hoped.
A woman wrote to us to say that she sent the e-mail to 32 people, wishing for $2,000 dollars. About a week later, she learned that her son had been killed in an industrial accident, and that the company he worked for was going to send her $2,000 to keep her quiet. Distraught, she sent the e-mail to 128 people and wished that her horribly mangled son was back alive. Three days later he showed up at her doorstep, inspiring the woman's husband to quickly send the e-mail to 2,097,152 people and wish the boy gone. He then burned down the computer so that there would be no more problems like this in the future.