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Re: Craig Shergold's Wish(Final Word ;> )

Poster: "Eric Jon Campbell" <ejcampbe@eos.ncsu.edu>

Greetings Lyon FilsHenri

It was real but he got better and is older now.
This has become a nightmare for the family.

They are begging for people NOT  to send them ANY cards
the email has taken a life of its own(please note that there was no date
mentioned on it so everyone who gets it thinks that its new, I have recieved
this ten times and would like nothing better than to never see it again)

there are dozens of web pages saying its a hoax
and  the guiness book of world records says its over and noone may ever try
(how could they) to beat craig's record

lets get back to the current middle ages

ps lyon I won't be at pennsic so I will have to decline your kind offer of
talking shop with your mate

Craig Shergold
as follows below
Craig Shergold

There once was a seven-year-old boy in England named Craig Shergold who was
diagnosed with a
seemingly incurable brain tumor. As he lay dying, he wished only to have
friends send him postcards.
The local newspapers got a hold of the tear-jerking story. Soon, the boy's wish
had changed: he now
wanted to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest postcard
collection. Word
spread around the world. People by the millions sent him postcards.

Miraculously, the boy lived. An American billionaire even flew him to the U.S.
for surgery to remove
what remained of the tumor. And his wish succeeded beyond his wildest dreams --
he made the
Guinness Book of World Records.

But with Craig now well into his teens, his dream has turned into a nightmare
for the post office in the
small town outside London where he lives. Like Craig himself, his request for
cards just refuses to die,
inundating the post office with millions of cards every year. Just when it
seems like the flow is
slowing, along comes somebody else who starts up a whole new slew of requests
for people to send
Craig post cards (or greeting cards or business cards -- Craig letters have
truly taken on a life of their
own and begun to mutate). Even Dear Abby has asked people to stop!

What does any of this have to do with the Net? The Craig letter seems to pop up
on Usenet as often as
it does on cork boards at major corporations. No matter how many times somebody
like Gene
Spafford posts periodic messages to ignore them or spend your money on
something more sensible (a
donation to the local Red Cross, say), somebody manages to post a letter asking
readers to send cards
to poor little Craig.

There can be only juan!
                         <100% columbian coffee> 
Eric Jon Campbell Graduating <and employable;)> Textile Engineering at NCSU
(alias) Xavier Campbell amateur blacksmith and brewer
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