A FaceBook status update originally posted on 24 May 2014
Please pass on this message to get four wishes just for sharing.
If you SHARE today you get granted four special wishes.
If you LIKE this post you will receive a special bonus wish. Your wishes will come true within a week.
If you don’t pass this message on you will turn into a goat.
Terms and conditions: The author of this post cannot guarantee you will receive four wishes, or indeed any number up to the arbitrary value of four that is mentioned. To be honest it’s unlikely you will get any. And it will make pigging all difference whether you like or share. The author is only looking for cheap link bait from gullible people. Although the timescales indicate you should act quickly you will get the same effect whether you do this now or twenty years in the future. In other words, fuddle all. It’s just a proven fact that if you think you can ignore something at the moment you are unlikely to return again. And it’s only suggested that something may happen in a week because loads of things happen in your week so there’s a fair chance that you may find association where there wasn’t any in the first place. If, in the unlikely event that you do make a wish and it comes true do you really think that reading, liking or sharing some bit of make believe nonsense had any effect on it? Really? Do you? And, seriously, do you think the mild threat is really going to turn you into a goat? Unless you are a goat foetus this is a highly improbable outcome so ignore this mild threat.
Author: Vince Poynter
From the Social Media section of the vinceunlimited.co.uk website dated 2 Oct 2018
First published as a FaceBook status update on 24 May 2014