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Which, predictably, resulted in others jumping on the bandwagon and clicking Reply All to share in the bounty.
Someone replied to all with the Snopes article about the email.
Someone replied to him (using Reply All, of course), saying, "You better hope you're right!" I mean, gosh, if he's not, he stands to lose out on a quarter million dollars at least!
Finally, someone from IT replied and reminded all of the enthusiastic and soon-to-be-rich and -retired participants in the
Not like that stopped the email. Next, people started replying (to all, of course), asking to be removed from "the list" or griping about spam. The fact that they themselves had become spammers by their love of that Reply All option amused me but apparently failed to sink past those three inches or so of bone to reach the quivering, jellied mass that stands for a brain.
It perturbs me that these people are considered professionals.
It perturbs me even more that we are the Department of Public Safety, and the same people who will be eagerly checking their mailbox for the next few weeks, looking for that check from Bill Gates, are the same who make decisions about which offenders are and are not allowed back into the community.
There's a comforting thought.