I just received one of those annoying chain letters, that promises untold fortunes if you forward it, and dire consequences if you do not. Since when does someone wishing you good thing threatens you in the same breath? The logic of these letters defies me, and the intention of the people forwarding it seems to be based more on fear than on circulating “good luck.” It had however a cute “proverb” (supposedly a Chinese proverb from Holland – apparently, Americans are not the only ones who are really bad in geography ;o) so I am copying here the proverb only for your reading entertainment.
Love,
Tamara

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY A HOUSE
BUT NOT A HOME

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY A CLOCK
BUT NOT TIME

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY A BED
BUT NOT SLEEP

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY A BOOK, BUT
NOT KNOWLEDGE

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
SEE A DOCTOR,
BUT NOT GOOD HEALTH

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY A POSITION
BUT NOT RESPECT

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY BLOOD
BUT NOT LIFE

WITH MONEY YOU CAN
BUY SEX
BUT NOT LOVE