It was about ten years ago and email was still relatively new to me. I checked my account several times a day to see if I had received anything new. I loved getting and reading forwarded stories and jokes and thought it was great fun passing them on.
One day I got this really cool “forward” that was a graphic. It was a picture of an arrow. When you ran your mouse over it, the arrow would expand. I had never seen an interactive email before and promptly forwarded it to everyone on my email list.
Several days later I got a phone call from one of my sisters. We chatted for a few minutes, but it seemed like she had something to tell me. Finally, she blurted out, “Esther, I can’t believe you sent us that email for Viagra!”
“What’s Viagra?” I asked
Peals of laughter was all I heard coming from her end of the phone for a full five minutes! When she finally got control of herself, she gave me a little education. My face turned bright red! You see we don’t watch TV much, and I had never even heard of Viagra. I was so embarrassed! To think that I sent this out to everyone I knew, including several friends that came to mind that were trying to conceive! Never again have I forwarded an email!