Thursday, 3 November 2011

Twisted Lines - - - Another side of Facebook

Have you ever got those annoying little forwards asking you to forward whatever message they are giving and if you do so you are promised something good or face dire consequences of you don't.

Recently I got one on Facebook about a murdered teenage girl. She had been bullied by some girl friends of hers and later pushed down a well. The message ended with the following lines:

"If you don’t repost this saying "They hurt her," then Carmen will get you, either from a sewer, the toilet, the shower, or when you go to sleep, you’ll wake up in the sewer, in the dark, then Carmen will come and kill you."

Now this was going too far. It is one thing sympathising with a victim and quite another to make a mockery of her tale with all this. It has become a sort of legend and some aspects of it will remind one of the movie series 'The Ring'.

Another site had this same theme but it's atleast better than the Facebook Post version:

"They say that Carmen’s ghost is still on the rampage, hunting down anyone who doesn’t believe her story. According to the legend, Carmen will get you, whether it’s from a toilet, a shower, a sink or a drain. When you go to sleep, you’ll wake up in the sewer, in complete darkness, paralyzed, unable to move, hearing cackling laughter all around you. Then, as you scream in horror, Carmen will come and tear your face off.

So be careful who you bully, because you just might find yourself on the receiving end of the curse of Carmen Winstead."

Either way, this is ludicrous. It is quite like spreading needless gossip. As far as Carmen's tale goes one should take in what one learns from her story instead of merely making it another ghost tale.

If Carmen's tale is true then it'd be better to show some respect rather than add her to the annuls of a revenging spirit.

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