Overheard in the office:
Secretary 1 (about a popular e-mail forward): Isn't that just a wonderful article?
Secretary 2: Oh, yes. Did Letterman really write it?
Secretary 1: Who cares? It's right on point.
Secretary 2: Oh, I know, but whenever I forward one of these I get people e-mailing me back saying "Oh, that's not true, la la la, whatever."
Secretary 1: I know, I get that, too. It's really annoying. I just ignore them. And then they link to snopes.com, but you know, that site is just totally biased and liberal. I don't believe anything they say.
You know what else is really annoying? Getting e-mail forwards that aren't true from gullible people who get upset when you point out* that they're perpetuating a culture that believes critical thinking is a *bad* thing.
_________*Just to clarify, I don't e-mail people back and tell them they're wrong. It's kind of an arrogant thing to do. I just blog about it here. Is that more or less arrogant? I dunno.