Katrina Nugent and Melinda Bird Ham Sandwich Fight

This catty email exchange between two secretaries who were eventually sacked over it, became a chain letter in 2005, but was never properly mangled, and as it ties into the subject of bad gender stereotypes, it's time.

Katrina Nugent and Melinda Bird apparently hate each other, and neither one has remembered how to be nice. Both perpetuate horrible women stereotypes.

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From: Nugent, Katrina

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 9:39 AM

To: sydflr19A - Senior Associates; sydflr19L - Lawyers; sydflr19S - Support Staff

Subject: My lunch...

Ocean Elf: Eh? emailing support staff and all those others over a lunch? *Shruggs and smh*

Katrina: Yesterday I put my lunch in the fridge on Level 19 which included a packet of ham, some cheese slices and two slices of bread which was going to be for my lunch today.

Over night it has gone missing and as I have no spare money to buy another lunch today, I would appreciate being reimbursed for it.

Katrina Nugent

ext 4739/4434

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 9:55 AM

To: sydflr19A - Senior Associates; sydflr19L - Lawyers; sydflr19S - Support Staff

Subject: RE: My lunch...

Ocean Elf: You as well? I'm pretty sure the whole company staff didn't need to have their work computers taken up with your reply to one person over the missing makings for a ham sandwich.

Melinda: Katrina

There are items fitting your exact description in the level 20 fridge. Are you sure you didn't place your lunch in the wrong fridge yesterday?

Regards

Melinda

x4142

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From: Nugent, Katrina

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:06 AM

To: Bird, Melinda

Subject:

Melinda

Probably best you don't reply to all next time, would be annoyed to the lawyers.

The kitchen was not doing dinner last night, so obviously someone has helped themselves to my lunch.

Really sweet of you to investigate for me!

Katrina Nugent

ext 4739

Ocean Elf: Was that snarky response really necessary when a "No, I'm sure of where I put it and now it has gone." or "I'm sure I put it where I said it was, but will double-check." would've done nicely? And you're the one who started this with an email to all. Why then, by your own standards, wasn't it proper for Melinda to reply in kind? Or is that really even the issue? I believe you were just a bit embarrassed by having a possible error on your part pointed out as widely publicized as your original email was sent.

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:14 AM

To: Nugent, Katrina

Subject: RE:

Katrina

Since I used to be a float and am still on the level 19 email list I couldn't help but receive your ridiculous email - lucky me!

You use our kitchen all the time for some unknown reason and I saw the items you mentioned in the fridge so naturally thought you may have placed them in the wrong fridge.

Thanks I know I'm sweet and I only had your best interests at heart. Now as you would say, "BYE"!

Regards

Melinda

Ocean Elf: What in heck is wrong with you snipes? You could've cut that down to:

"since I am still on the level 19 email list I couldn't help but receive your email. You use our kitchen and I saw the items you mentioned in the fridge so naturally thought you may have placed them in the wrong fridge."

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From: Nugent, Katrina

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:15 AM

To: Bird, Melinda

Subject: RE:

I'm not blonde!!!

Ocean Elf: *Scowls* Your hair colour doesn't matter, stupid comes in any known hair colour, and if you think you have to be blonde to be stupid, then you're stupid. So drop the blond thing! It's bigotry!

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:16 AM

To: Nugent, Katrina

Subject: RE:

Being a brunette doesn't mean you're smart though!

Ocean Elf: Duh!

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From: Nugent, Katrina

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:17 AM

To: Bird, Melinda

Subject: RE:

I definitely wouldn't trade places with you for "the world"!

Ocean Elf: But you're the one crying over a sandwich.

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:23 AM

To: Nugent, Katrina

Subject: RE:

I wouldn't trade places with you for the world...I don't want your figure!

Ocean Elf: *Scowls* That's exactly what I mean when I blame women equally for the messed up appearance-obsession society tries to inflict on young girls, causing them to be obsessed and develop eating disorders. You are part of the problem, shame on you! Grow up! Both of you!

Having said that, it isn't just women getting this kind of peer pressure, no matter what the liberal and feminist "Rah rah womanhood!" people claim.

While writing this mangle, I just muted a commercial for some baldness remedy, one of those nasty commercials that implies men are only nice looking and attractive if they have a full head of hair. give me a break!

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From: Nugent, Katrina

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:21 AM

To: Bird, Melinda

Subject: RE:

Let's not get person "Miss Can't Keep A Boyfriend".

Ocean Elf: Considering what you say later on, pot…Kettle…Noir… Newsflash: single people are perfectly normal, and are not committing some kind of sin by being single. So cut the petty stupidity.

Katrina: I am in a happy relationship, have a beautiful apartment, brand new car, high pay job...say no more!!

Ocean Elf: But you're currently too broke to buy a lousy sandwich? That's what this was originally about, in case you two banshees have forgotten.

And since when is it cool to put down another woman just because she doesn't have a bf or isn't married? That's stupid. if you have such a good life, prove it and stop with the pettiness.

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:19 AM

To: Nugent, Katrina

Subject: RE:

Oh my God I'm laughing!

Ocean Elf: I'll thank you to cut the blaspheming.

Melinda: happy relationship (you have been with so many guys), beautiful apartment (so what), brand new car (me too), high pay job (I earn more)....say plenty more.....I have five guys at the moment! haha.

Ocean Elf: In other words, your life is a mess and you're just as bad at the one-upmanship game as she is. And you think that's something to boast about? think again.

Nobody cares which one of you makes more money. Nobody cares how new your cars are. Nobody cares about your hair, your apartment, and sandwich preferences. I'm definitely not impressed by your strutting and swaggering over who has bagged more guys, why that's supposed to be so bad for Katrina but cool for Melinda, it's messed up no matter who can't get their love life straightened out. I'm not impressed by your "I gots a bigger better castle than you so neener neeners!" thing.

I hope you both have grown up a bit since that unnecessarily rotten cat fight of an email exchange.

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Unfortunately, Melinda didn't stop there. In a fit of vengeance, she forwarded this pile of dreck to other people and it went viral from there, and resulted in various reactions, making for a very long exchange.

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:24 AM

To: Watson, Amanda; Snowdon, Georgina

Subject: FW:

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From: Bird, Melinda

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:24 AM

To: Pawlukowski, Dorothy

Subject: FW:

Ocean Elf: And it took off from there.

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From: Pawlukowski, Dorothy

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:27 AM

To: Cresswell, Michael; Thompson, James; Levitt, Jeremy; Bechler, Matti; Tehrani, Ash; Burrell, James

Subject: FW:

ok this is the last one, it's getting too intense

Regards,

Dot Pawlukowski

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ext 4808

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From: Levitt, Jeremy

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:29 AM

To: Pawlukowski, Dorothy; Cresswell, Michael; Thompson, James; Bechler, Matti; Tehrani, Ash; Burrell, James

Subject: RE:

apparently (on good information) Backhouse is her cousin and they have slept together

Ocean Elf: Filthy lies. *Scowl* Would it have killed you not to write that malicious crap?

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From: Burrell, James

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:30 AM

To: Turton, Tim; Cresswell, Michael; Godhard, Peter; Leibowitz, Matthew; Steele, Michael; Stewart, Timothy

Subject: FW:

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From: Pettett, Rebecca [Rebecca.Pettett@aar.com.au]

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 12:33 PM

To: Amanda Beattie; April Lucas; Ellen_Tilbury@courts.nsw.gov.au; Kate Macdonald

Subject: FW:

Ridiculous. Read from the bottom.

Ocean Elf: I agree, it is ridiculous, there was no excuse for their behaviour.

From: April Lucas [alucas@landers.com.au]

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 12:37 p.m.

To: Juliette Derry; Thomas Wait; tim.klineberg@pwclegal.com.au; simon.florance@pwclegal.com.au; Carolyn Wilson; Premelaa Jagatheeson

Subject: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Ocean Elf: I disagree. It might be a bit funny if all the "blonde" stuff and "You can't keep a boyfriend" etc. stuff hadn't been written. These women went beyond simply acting like idiots and into the realm of perpetuating very bad stereotypes, all of which the media gets blamed for, and feminists wish to blame exclusively on the male gender, but Katrina and Melinda, and anyone who thinks their cheap shots are hilarious, prove that women are just as much at fault for society failing impressionable young girls when it comes to helping build self-esteem.

From: Premelaa Jagatheeson

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 12:41 p.m.

To: Samantha Haeusler; Hugh McGonagle; Matthew Russell

Subject: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Ocean Elf: No, it isn't, and I'm not going to keep repeating myself every time this subject line is displayed.

----- Forwarded by Jason Chui/Sydney/DBAustralia/DeuBa on 01/09/2005 01:23 PM -----

Samantha.Haeusler@aapt.com.au

01/09/2005 12:46 PM

To

Jason Chui/Sydney/DBAustralia/DeuBa@DBAustralia

cc

Subject

FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Ouch!

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From: Jason Chui [jason.chui@db.com]

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 1:27 PM

To: Michael Wolfenberg; George Capozzi; Sonia Dickinson; Derek Theyers; Gideon Levy; Andrew-R Taylor; Francis Ocampo; Despina Paltos; Pamela Burns; Gary Saldumbide; Nigel Rutgers; Pasquale Guerrera; Melissa Lam; Daryn Lord; James King (CAG); Gavin Case; Cathy Kim; Mark Proctor; Rebecca Marshall; Pat Connolly; Peter Connolly; Geoff Dean

Subject: Fw: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

Read from the bottom, this is awesome stuff...

Jason Chui

Global Rates BAC, Deutsche Bank

L.17, 225 George Street, Sydney

Tel: +61 2 9258 1216

Ocean Elf: Nothing awesome about it. What is astounding is how people just had to use their work computers to spread this stuff.

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From: James King (CAG)

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 1:35 PM

To: Daryn Lord; Leigh Oliver; James Armstrong; Ben Wolrige; Gavin Case; Lisa Brandt; Tim Newberry

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

Newbs - I'm doing you a favour. Apparently some girl is looking for number 6. Read from the bottom and it'll make sense lover boy.

Ocean Elf: I can't help wondering what, if any of her then five boyfriends said/did when finding out. Put it this way, if I had a bf who I found out via viral email spat with some other guys that he was seeing 4 other girls, he would be so out of my life.

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From: Tim Newberry

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 2:49 PM

To: Nathan Taylor

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

have a read from the bottom mate - all emails sent today

From: Nathan Taylor [Nathan.Taylor@macquarie.com]

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 3:01 PM

To: Sunil Dhupelia; nathan.bourne@bdw.com

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

have a look at this guys...weird!

Kind Regards

Macquarie Bank Limited

Nathan Taylor

Business Analyst

Equity Capital Markets

Investment Banking Group

(

+61 2 8232 8047

Fax +61 2 8232 4109

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nathan.taylor@macquarie.com

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From: Sunil Dhupelia

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 3:06 PM

To: 1st Year Graduates; James Macaulay

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

From: Jane McCormack

Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 3:14 PM

To: Fraser Hardman

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

Classic! Read from the bottom: all of this has just happened today (these emails were sent this morning!!)

Ocean Elf: Classic? Hardly...

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From: Fraser Hardman [FHardman@mccullough.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 10:32 AM

To: matthew.dowling@orica.com; Michael Highfield; Gavin Bartlett; Dominic Goosem; Kade.BRINDELL@housing.qld.gov.au; Kiralee.Harnett@bdw.com; Emma Hansford; Kellie Thomas; Kate Palethorpe; Darren White

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from thebottom - it is hilarious....

This is pretty funny...

Ocean Elf: *SMH* Well, it was somewhat bemusing until where Katrina made the blonde comment. It went decidedly downhill from there.

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From: Dominic Goosem

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 10:43 AM

To: Kirsty MacDonald

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Thought you might enjoy this one Kirst.

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From: Kirsty MacDonald [kmacdonald@nms.gadens.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 10:51 AM

To: Natalee Barr

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Have a read of this....

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From: Natalee Barr

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 10:56 AM

To: Joanna Atherinos; Alison Crane; Fiona Sennett; Yolande Addison; Sarah Haigh; Belinda Mellino

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Belinda Mellino [Belinda.Mellino@bnlaw.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 11:09 AM

To: Jenny Carlson; Sally Parker; Jenae Webb (E-mail); Joanne Lake (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Jenae Webb

Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:57 AM

To: Kim McGilvery; David Charles; Anna Vella; Kiah Victor-Gordon

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

This is pretty funny - read when you get a moment. Happened yesterday - read from bottom up obviously.

Jenae Webb | Personal assistant to Tom Nulty, Partner | Anna Vella, Solicitor

Phillips Fox | 1 Eagle Street | Brisbane 4000

Phone +61 7 3246 4070 | Fax + 61 7 3229 4077

jenae.webb@phillipsfox.com

| http://www.phillipsfox.com |

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From: Kim McGilvery

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 12:09 PM

To: Jacqueline Stracke; Fiona Blake

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

oh my god...

Ocean Elf: *Frown*

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From: Jacqueline Stracke

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 12:14 PM

To: Leigh Asher; Tanya Wood; Felicity Taylor; Josephine Rowland

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Get a load of this email. Apparently it started at Allens Arthur Robs in Sydney and has made its way up here. How bitchy. Can you believe it?

Read from the bottom up obviously.

Ocean Elf: Your description is accurate.

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From: Leigh Asher

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 12:19 PM

To: Joanne Callander; Caroline Petricola; Rebecca Burke; Jin Lee

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

read from bottom up.

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From: Caroline Petricola [Caroline.Petricola@phillipsfox.com]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 12:24 PM

To: Holly Weston; Amanda Masters; Emily O'Connell; Judy Cleggett; David Jordan (E-mail); Elisa Milano (E-mail); Emily Petricola (E-mail); Emily Petricola (E-mail 2); Hugh Lane (E-mail); Isabella Calabro (E-mail); Melisa Cafasso; Michael Swann (E-mail); Nadia Morales (E-mail); Peter Petricola (E-mail); Regan Richards (E-mail); Brianna Neumann

Subject: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Scroll all the way to the bottom and get a load of this!

From: Melisa Cafasso [Melisa.Cafasso@cancervic.org.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 12:44 PM

To: An work (E-mail); Cam (E-mail); Dawn (E-mail); Joss Work (E-mail); Leah Work (E-mail); Leo work (E-mail); Lin & Giules (E-mail); Lise P (E-mail); Lise Work (E-mail); Mari (E-mail); Michael Iorny (E-mail); Khadir, Mubeen (AU - Melbourne); Nad Work (E-mail); Pri (E-mail); Tanya Work (E-mail); Tanz Work (E-mail); Trish Work (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Khadir, Mubeen (AU - Melbourne) [mkhadir@deloitte.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 1:33 PM

To: harshane@mail.com; Lorenzo Crepaldi; andrew.gray@mallesons.com; Micah Jenkins; julia.n.mckenny@jpmorgan.com; Alison Hobbs; Matthew Sealey; Ansari, Asad; ajayasthana@hsbc.com.au; dawn.aiello@minterellison.com; Daniel.Atkin@deacons.com.au; Joey Tooodddaaay; natasha.van.unen@macquarie.com; nicholas.wong@lendlease.com.au; Claire.Wallom@premiers.nsw.gov.au; Clive Cachia; danielgerardphelan@yahoo.com.au

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

read from the bottom

harsh - do you know these people!

Ocean Elf: Definitely harsh.

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From: Clive Cachia

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 1:37 PM

To: Meredith Mansourian

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

I was engrossed in this email - read from the bottom

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From: Meredith Mansourian

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 1:55 PM

To: Anita Pampalian; Shoma Advani; Nadine Eldridge; Kylie Borg; Emma Turner; 'Georgie'; 'Sophie'; 'Kaelyn Meek'

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Oh dear...

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From: Emma Turner

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 2:07 PM

To: Anthony Whealy; Kersten King; Angela Knezevic; Melissa Dale; Michelle Price; Ilana Sargeant; Kelly Dykman; Michael Hustler; Amy McKevett; Rebecca Weers; 'Chin Chin'; 'Rachy'

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Nice..

From: Michael Hustler [MHustler@nsw.gadens.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 2:13 PM

To: Tim Neville; Paul Dalligan; Darryl Pereira; Phil Hustler

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Lets keep this moving.

Ocean Elf: *Rolling eyes*

From: Timothy Neville [TNeville@oasisasset.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 2:42 PM

To: Hamish Stuart; Jonathan Kearins; Matthew Comensoli

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

This is magic. You can't script this sort of stuff.

Ocean Elf: Oh yes you can. Don't tell me you have never seen a spat between two characters that degenerated into this sort of thing on TV.

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From: Jonathan Kearins [jonathan.kearins@lsre.com.au]

Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:04 PM

To: Nicholas.Brown@pwclegal.com.au; Sean O'Connor; sean_emma@aapt.net.au

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Righto Lawyers this is how pathetic your industry is!!... real estate is unblemished of course!

Go straight to the bottom!!

From: Sean O'Connor [soconnor@leeandlyons.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 3:25 PM

To: Jordan, Brett

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Moderately amusing

From: Jordan, Brett

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 3:29 PM

To: Kosterman, Paul

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Nice effort

Ocean Elf: What's your idea of a fantastic effort then?

From: Kosterman, Paul [Paul.Kosterman@aig.com]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 3:55 PM

To: azahra@selbornechambers.com.au; 'Tom Dive'; Tidemann, Craig; Colagiuri, Paul; 'Rowlands, Mark'

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

This girl used to be my secretary at E&E...

Ocean Elf: The world would've stopped spinning had you not divulged that important bit of info. You didn't even specify which girl, Melinda, or Katrina.

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From: Andre Zahra [azahra@selbornechambers.com.au]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 4:11 PM

To: Scott Grahame; Scott McDonald

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

The danger of email (start at the bottom!)

Ocean Elf: Not so much the danger of email itself, but the danger of email irresponsibility.

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From: Scott McDonald

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 4:34 PM

To: *SYD CDR Fee Earners

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

It's like a bushfire, as the Gadens lawyer said, but let's keep it moving.

Good to see it found it's way to PF Brisbane noon today (Tom Nulty's secretary).

The dangers of e.mail - sure to be in Lawyers Weekly next week.

rgds

Scott McDonald I Partner

Phillips Fox I 201 Elizabeth Street I Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: + 61 2 9286 8331 I Fax: + 61 2 9283 4144

Mobile: 61 (0) 412 868 331

scott.mcdonald@phillipsfox.com

I http://www.phillipsfox.com I

Ocean Elf: *SMH* The lesson should be clear, don't be an idiot, and certainly don't be one in the inbox. This wouldn't have become a cyber bush fire had Melinda not forwarded it on to others, but methinks she's the sort who likes to humiliate people - just for giggles and kicks. *Scowl*

From: Andrew Murray [Andrew.Murray@phillipsfox.com]

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 5:00 PM

To: Leathem, Sian

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

I assume you've seen this.

From: Leathem, Sian

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 5:07 PM

To: Policy & Research

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

No reason it shouldn't reach public sector lawyers too....

From: Gatland, Patrick

Sent: Friday, 2 September 2005 5:15 PM

To: 'Davidson, Joanna'; 'Carl Ruppin'; 'Alix_Cameron@HuntHunt.com.au'; 'Andrew Ah Toy'

Cc: 'Bling Bling'; 'James Cook'; Krilis, Alessandra; Kinchin, Niamh; Pikis, Peter; Glaser, Neil; 'Hayley Shepherd'

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

just a tip for those new to office politics, never write anything in an email you may regret later on (as the rest of the forwards say, start at the bottom).

BTW has anyone seen my lunch in the level 6 fridge?

From: Krilis, Alessandra [Alessandra.Krilis@AAT.GOV.AU]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 10:48 AM

To: Michaela Zappia; Kerryn Thrupp

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

read from bottom - its excellent value!

Ocean Elf: Actually the real value comes in reading through the scads of people who forwarded it, thinking it was good for a big laugh. , and then realizing the same could happen to you if you do something very stupid via email.

From: Michaela Zappia [michaelaz@youthsafe.org]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 11:05 AM

To: Belinda Cranna

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Michaela Zappia

Project Officer

Youthsafe

ph/ 9809-4615

fx/ 9809-6521

www.youthsafe.org

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From: Belinda Cranna

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 10:59 AM

To: Darius Coveney; Daniel Papallo; Becky Lam; Daphne Ling (nee Soon); Susan Sharples; Lynda McPherson; Melissa Falcone; Natalie Wilson; Angela Tilling; Finlay, David; 'Lahey, Josie'; 'Katy Wilson'; Claudia Williams

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Darius Coveney [Darius.Coveney@macquarie.com]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 10:39 AM

To: Kristi Coveney (E-mail); Meg Price (E-mail); Diane Groves (E-mail); Llewellyn Jones; Nick Detmold (E-mail); Robert Underdown (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Who am I to stop a bushfire?? As the other forwards say ... NEVER put anything in an email you wouldn't want your mum/boss/etc to see!!

Start from the bottom, obviously.

From: Kumar, Sunita (DECS) [Kumar.Sunita@saugov.sa.gov.au]

Sent: Monday,5 September 2005 11:31 AM

To: Davey, Alexandra; Tom Rayner (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Alexandra.Davey@BTFinancialgroup.com [Alexandra.Davey@BTFinancialgroup.com]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 11:53 AM

To: Christopher.Davey@ato.gov.au; davey.simon@agd.sa.gov.au

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

This is so funny...... have a read from the bottome first......girls in offices.......

Ocean Elf: Boys in offices are no better.......

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From: Davey, Simon (AGD)

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 12:11 PM

To: Trengove, Anne (AGD); Linn, Fiona (AGD); Riddle, Tracy (AGD); Costi, Tali (AGD); Callow, Ross (AGD); Golding, Todd (AGD); 'alison.lloydd-wright@parliament.sa.gov.au'; James O'Halloran Simpson (E-mail); Jason McNie (E-mail); Nicole Malone (E-mail); Nick Zweck (E-mail); Kennedy, Taara (AGD)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Forgive me if this has already made its way to you...do any of you actually know these people?

do read it from the bottom first.

so this is what happens in those posh sydney firms

Ocean Elf: another thing to think about before being an email idiot at a work computer - not only how much it could get forwarded by people who'd just get a laugh out of it, but also how it could reflect negatively on any company you work for or are associated with.

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From: Callow, Ross (AGD)

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 12:19 PM

To: Dinning, Lauren (CAA); Vu, Anthi (CAA); Wong, Nick (AGD)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

From: Wong, Nick (AGD) [Wong.Nick@agd.sa.gov.au]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 1:45 PM

To: Cathrynne Lester (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Rebecca Fahey [rfahey@leonarddeane.com]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 2:36 PM

To: Melanie Bird; Black, Elisa; james.burrell@aar.com.au

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

If you have absolutely nothing else to do, read this email from the bottom, it is quite amusing - the girl obviously likes her ham and cheese sandwiches, and is prepared to go to almost any lengths to protect them.

Ocean Elf: And the other girl loves to engage in polyamory and humiliate others through snarky internet antics.

Rebecca Fahey: It is a wonder you get much done with all this email excitement James.....

Rebecca Fahey

Senior Associate

Leonard Deane Lawyers

Level 7, 179 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Direct: (03) 9606 0700

The content of this email, including attachments, may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please advise us by telephone, reverse charges, and then delete the message and any attachment(s).

Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender expressly, and with authority, states them to be the views of Leonard Deane Lawyers.

Leonard Deane Lawyers respects your privacy. When using email to communicate with Leonard Deane Lawyers, please be aware that all information contained in your email is stored in our company's server and later backed up with our other business records. Access to that information by Leonard Deane Lawyers personnel is strictly limited and controlled.

Liability limited by the Solicitors Scheme, approved under the Professional Standards Act 1994 (NSW).

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From: Black, Elisa

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 2:52 PM

To: Mackay, Shannon; Newell, Natalie; Chalmers, James; Madigan, Nicole; 'Josh Garratt'; 'kelly clappis'; 'Gavin.Bosch@Newmont.com'

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Read from the bottom up, amusing....

Elisa Black

- Journalist

Logan West Leader /Albert and Logan News

Southern News

Ph: (07) 3826 2626. Fax: (07) 3826 2627 (Springwood)

Ph: (07) 3377 7777. Fax: (07) 3377 7788 (Milton)

From: Chalmers, James [ChalmersJ@qst.newsltd.com.au]

Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 2:56 PM

To: Wood, Henry (SKM)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

From: Wood, Henry (SKM) [HWood@skm.com.au]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 3:27 PM

To: Jackie Kirby (Brisbane)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

From: Jackie Kirby (Brisbane)

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 3:49 PM

To: cxc@townsville.qld.gov.au; Chris Gordon (christopher.gordon1@defence.gov.au); Craig Gordon; eleshap@tonto.com.au; erin.berthelsen@braziermotti.com.au; toplinesteel@ozemail.com.au; Kirstein, Kim; leah.sorohan@hum-plan.com; Leonie Nickalls; mxf@townsville.qld.gov.au; Lee Rohan; tracy@dfstp.com.au; Adriana Ziu (Brisbane); Andrew Munro (Brisbane); Anne-Marie Brimble (Brisbane); Brett Wilson (Brisbane); Caitlin Bell (Brisbane); Carolyn Mellish (Brisbane); Claire Krebs (Brisbane); Darren Brewer (Brisbane); Glen Power (Brisbane); Karen Osborne (Brisbane); Maree Rostirolla (Brisbane); Michele McMahon (Brisbane); Roselyn Fricano (Brisbane); Sarah Ellis (Brisbane); Susan Scott (Brisbane); Tiffany Lacey (Brisbane)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

this is so evil!

Ocean Elf: Yep, and I don't mean just the contents of the stupid spat between Melinda and Katrina…

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From: Tiffany Lacey (Brisbane) [TiffanyL@cbgroup.com.au]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 3:59 PM

To: Kristy Albrecht; melissac@pmm.com.au; Cobb Megan

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

start from the bottom - hilarious!

tif

Ocean Elf: Not so much…

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From: Melissa Collie

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 4:15 PM

To: Erin McCabe (E-mail); Mark Hunt (E-mail); Stewart Pentland (E-mail); Simon Forsyth (E-mail); Sonia Evans (E-mail); Olivia La Macchia; Katie Eiszele (E-mail); Julian Kemp (E-mail); Clare Boydell (E-mail 2); Edwina King (E-mail); Jane Chapple (E-mail 2); Al O'Leary (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

wow.

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From: Olivia La Macchia [olivialm@pmm.com.au]

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 4:34 PM

To: Grecia, Suzanne; Hennegan, Russell

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Read from the bottom up

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From: Hennegan, Russell

Sent: Monday, 5 September 2005 4:41 PM

To: Aguilar, Angela; Smith, Maria

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Aguilar, Angela

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 9:01 AM

To: Brett, James; Graham, Sophey; Hui, Chelsia; Punzalan, Jacqueline [CRRM]; Martin, Pamela; Daniel Gardener (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Catty.....

Ocean Elf: Right on the nose!

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From: Hui, Chelsia

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 9:57 AM

To: 'Anita. Li (E-mail); Kelly, Anne; Aaron Sorkowitz (E-mail); Arthur J Elefante (E-mail); Christofilos, Christopher; Damien_M_Lum (E-mail); Geraldine_Mercado (E-mail); Hoda_Toomeh (E-mail); Ina (E-mail); Jackson Loong (E-mail); Brightwell, James; Judy909 (E-mail); Hare, Kristina; Green, Lea; Wong, Louis; Mabel Chan (E-mail); Matthew Duck (E-mail); Laupretre, Nicole; Mountford, Patrick; Pattra, Paul; Tang, Paul [CRRM]; Robert Scozzafava (E-mail); Norrish, Sally; Abdel-Rahman, Walleed

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

This is gold... read from bottom

Ocean Elf: If you think that's gold, I'd hate to see what your idea of trash is.

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From: Tang, Paul [CRRM]

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 11:25 AM

To: 'Kit Chung'; 'Cindy Chung'; 'Emalynne Belen'; 'Joe So'; Goh, Jingyi; Lee, Howard; Divinagracia, Adrian; Bach, Stevens; Banh, Pauline; Duong, Kiet; Goh, Jingyi; Vuchich, Adrian; Yap, Clarinda; Yatras, Mark; 'Patrick.KK.Tang@jpmorgan.com'; 'Reetu'; Singh, Anoop [CRRM]; Portelli, Miriam [CRRM]; Selvaratnam, Vijayan [CRRM]; Rhodes, Carol [CRRM]; Kneeshaw, Belinda [CRRM]

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Check this out all... pretty damn funny! (Read from bottom!)

Ocean Elf: The initial whoops in sending the first two emails, the one from Katrina and the reply from Melinda to a whole firm is pretty funny, the rest, not…

Tang: A friend that is ex-AAR tells me that Katrina is NOT a pleasant person nor the brightest bulb in the pack.

Ocean Elf: Well that's pretty unpleasant of them and of you to spin this gossip, isn't it? I'm pretty sure Melinda fits those two descriptors as well considering her own snarks and deliberate forwarding to so many people when Katrina had tried to keep it private after the first two emails.

From: Goh, Jingyi [jingyi.goh@citigroup.com]

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 11:51 AM

To: Casey Goh (E-mail); 'Evelyn Sun' (E-mail); Cchen (E-mail); 'Josel. Garcia (E-mail); 'Karina. Malim (E-mail); 'Mong_Tran (E-mail); Peter Howlett; 'Ryan. Martinez (E-mail); 'Sisi Gu' (E-mail); 'Thomas. Lao (E-mail)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Normally i dont fwd anything but take a look at this. Its hilarious. Apparently it started at Allens Arthur Robinson

READ FROM BOTTOM!!!

Ocean Elf: "Normally I don't forward" I'd be rich as Gates if I had a nickel for every time I saw this excuse on forwards/reposts. The excuses are as common as the forwards.

From: Peter Howlett

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 12:13 PM

To: Christian Andrews; Nicholas Prior; Karyn Whybrow; Amber Whittle; Surjit Singh; Tracy Wicks

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

From: Nicholas Prior

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 12:28 PM

To: Matthew West; Joe Cawthan; Joanne Postlethwaite; Kaleena Garland; Louise Connelly; Amanda Bartelt; George Aronis; Michelle Watson; Megan Roughan; Danielle Squillace

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Check this out. Start from the bottom and read up through the comments.

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From: Matthew West [Matthew.West@trendwest.com.au]

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 1:06 PM

To: Marsh, Andrew; Andrew Petrik; Zaak Wheaton; Georgie Clarke

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Marsh, Andrew

Sent: Tuesday, 6 September 2005 4:45 PM

To: Shine, Tony; Stevens, Matthew; Brown, Simon; Clarke, Adrian

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Boys – take a read of the below starting from the bottom. Take a look at the email addresses. This has been passed on all over Australia through tens of different companies.

From: Shine, Tony [Tony.Shine@rciap.com]

Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2005 9:37 AM

To: Gleeson, Brett J; Matt Cross (work); Matt Warren; Nath Horne (work)

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

If you have the time?

Amusing….

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From: Niebling, Troy [tniebling@kpmg.com.au]

Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2005 10:18 AM

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Okay, I've got to try and help this poor girl - has anyone seen her 2 slices of ham, some cheese slices and two slices of bread. The poor thing hasn't eaten since last Thursday - she's wasting away!!!

Pretty amusing stuff - read from the bottom - typical lawyers!

Ocean Elf: *If you were kidding around about some fictional person in a hoax such as Tamara Martin, I would find that funny…

From: "Georgiou, Peter A" GeorgiouP@onesteel.com

Date: 7 September 2005 10:25:08 AM

To: "Kieran Masel \(E-mail\)" kmasel@cascorp.com, "Graham Ede \(E-mail\)" gede@cascorp.com, "Geof McKnight \(E-mail\)" gmcknight@redsuit.com.au

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

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From: Geoff McKnight [gmcknight@redsuit.com.au]

Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2005 11:24 AM

To: Snorty Plant; Owen (Hotmail); Fatty Porkles; Horrible Helene; Crumpy; Drewfus Fellows; Sean Callinan; Dotty; Michael Garrone

Subject: Fwd: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

I don't usually forward this stuff, but its funny shit. If you have time read from the bottom.

Ocean Elf: *Rolling eyes* See what I mean about the excuses?

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Georgiou, Peter A" GeorgiouP@onesteel.com

Date: 7 September 2005 10:25:08 AM

To: "Kieran Masel \(E-mail\)" kmasel@cascorp.com, "Graham Ede \(E-mail\)" gede@cascorp.com, "Geof McKnight \(E-mail\)" gmcknight@redsuit.com.au

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

----Original Message-----

From: Michael Garrone

Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2005 11:35 AM

To: ALL BILL'S GROUP; 'Declan Kissane'; 'Karl Hill'

Subject: FW: Another case of a stolen lunch at a top tier firm - read this from the bottom - it is hilarious....

Yes, it could happen anywhere (in fact it may have happened here?). Not quite as good as Clair Squires or swires, whichever it happened to be that had this similar email forward go wrong in London (the swallower if you can't remember).

Ocean Elf: Claire Swire, not Swires. And Bradley Chait, don't forget about Bradley Chait.

And yes, I finally steeled myself and mangled that one too.

Michael Garrone: Declan, I imagine some of your last firms email forwards from the girls in relation to your escapades would have made for some interesting reading.

Ocean Elf: *Rolling eyes*

* * *

Then the chain was reposted and lulzed over by some idiots on a forum.

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From: fellow staff member 1

Subject: FW:

ok this is the last one, it's getting too intense

Thanks RossMan for the link.

Queasy

09-08-2005, 12:12 AM

shazowned

EvilYoda

09-08-2005, 12:14 AM

LOL...have fun explaining that one. "I got fired because I lost my sandwich"

OS

09-08-2005, 12:17 AM

Brooke Valentine - Girl Fight

RossMAN

09-08-2005, 12:27 AM

Pics of two said women

http://www.dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,16525356-5001022,00.html

Ocean Elf: *Scowling* Why is it so freaking important to you what they look like? See, that's the trouble with you people right there, all you care about is appearance! All you want to do is make fun of people over appearance rather than express yourself over their bad behaviour. *Glares* Go away!

mzkhadir

09-08-2005, 12:32 AM

^

OdiN

09-08-2005, 01:06 AM

The CEO should have just brought in a big kiddie pool full of mud and two bikinis (minus the tops) and let them sort their differences out in there.

Ocean Elf: *Glowering! Go do something productive and stick needles in your eyes! if the media is screwed up, people like you are to blame!

Argo

09-08-2005, 01:15 AM

That Nudget chick is a b*tch. I don't really see anything in Bird's reply to warrant that kind of behavior.

Ocean Elf: But look further down the exchange. both are guilty as sin.

Over and out!

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