If you receive an e-mail with a subject line of "FEAR," delete it immediately WITHOUT reading it.
This is the most dangerous e-mail virus yet. It will re-write your hard drive. Not only that, but it will scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It will recalibrate your refrigerator's coolness setting so all your ice cream melts and milk curdles.
It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards, reprogram your ATM access code, screw up the tracking on your VCR and use subspace field harmonics to scratch any CDs you try to play. It will give your "ex" your new phone number.
It will mix antifreeze into your fish tank. It will drink all your beer and leave its dirty socks on the coffee table when there's company coming over.
It will hide your car keys when you are late for work and interfere with your car radio so that you hear only static while stuck in traffic.
FEAR will make you fall in love with a hardened criminal. It will give you nightmares about circus midgets. It will replace your shampoo with Domestos and your Domestos with 20/W40, all while dating your current partner behind your back and billing their hotel rendezvous to your VISA card.
It will seduce your grandmother. It does not matter if she is dead, such is the power of FEAR. It reaches out beyond the grave to sully those things we hold most dear.
FEAR will give you Dutch Elm disease. It will leave the toilet seat up and leave the haridryer plugged in dangerous close to a full bathtub. It will wantonly remove the forbidden tags from your mattresses and pillows, and refill your skim milk with whole.
It is insidious and subtle. It is dangerous and terrifying to behold.
It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.
These are just a few signs. Be afraid, be very afraid! .