This is in reference to “forwarded crap emails” (as I call them). I.e. pictures of rednecks doing redneck things, pictures of kittens, Top 10 reasons beer is better than women, etc etc etc. Usually, I delete this kind of stuff without even opening it.
Last Friday I recvd an email from a coworker who rarely, if ever, sends forwarded crap emails. The subject line said: “too good to not pass on…” then when you open the email it says “scroll down to see 4 majestic photos of breathtaking sunsets”…as I am amateur photog this sparked my interest. And indeed photos 1-3 were definitely of breathtaking sunsets. Photo #4 however was a very explicit photo of a woman performing oral sex on a man…in front of a beautiful sunset. I was completely shocked. Shocked to receive something like this @ work of all places and shocked that the sender, whom I’ve known for several years and consider a friend, would be stupid enough to send it!
I am 50/50 torn on what to do now. One part of me thinks I need to report this to our Office of Ethics in which case my coworker will most likely be fired. We work for a very conservative F100 insurance company with very strict rules on such stuff. The other part of me thinks since it came from a friend that I should just delete it and forget I ever saw it.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts…