I just got the following email from a friend of mine. It is similar to one I got in 2004, 2002, 2000, and 1999. The same tactic works if we all don't buy Pepsi on November 3rd. Power to the Sheepeople!
IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.
THEREFORE Sept 10TH HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT TO THEM DAY" AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.
THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT WAITING ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO! WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD
Snopes has confirmed this is the same email hoax that's been going around since 1999.
So I replied to my friend, they should also watch their drinks at bars. People have been slipping drugs into glasses and then stealing kidneys.
This I know is true:
Bill Gates will give you a dollar and a free dinner at Applebee's if you forward this post to everyone you know, especially Glenn Reynolds.