And Now For Something Completely Silly

David Thorne's Spider

Here's a little something sent in by one of our readers.

From: Jane
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 12.19pm
To: David
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,

Our records indicate that your account is overdue by the amount of $233.95.

If you have already made this payment please disregard this e-mail.

Yours sincerely, Jane


From: David
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 12.37pm
To: Jane
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,

I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead.

I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.

Regards, David.




From: Jane
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 10.07am
To: David
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately we are unable to accept drawings as payment and your account remains in arrears of $233.95. Please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane


From: David
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 10.32am
To: Jane
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,

Can I have my drawing of a spider back then please.

Regards, David.


From: Jane
Date: Thursday 9 Oct  11.42am
To: David
Subject: Re: Re: Overdue account

Dear David,

You emailed the drawing to me. Do you want me to email it back to you?

Yours sincerely, Jane


From: David
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 11.56am
To: Jane
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,

Yes please.

Regards, David.



From: Jane
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 12.14pm
To: David
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account

Attached <spider.gif>





From: David
Date: Friday 10 Oct 09.22am
To: Jane
Subject: Whose spider is that?

Dear Jane,

Are you sure this drawing of a spider is the one I sent you? This spider only has seven legs, and I do not feel I would have made such an elementary mistake when I drew it.

Regards, David.


From: Jane
Date: Friday 10 Oct 11.03am
To: David
Subject: Re: Whose spider is that?

Dear David,

Yes it is the same drawing. I copied and pasted it from the email you sent me on the 8th.

David your account is still overdue by the amount of $233.95.

Please make this payment as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely, Jane


From: David
Date: Friday 10 Oct 11.05am
To: Jane
Subject: Automated Out of Office Response

Thank you for contacting me.

I am currently away on leave, travelling through time and will be returning last week.

Regards, David.


From: David
Date: Friday 10 Oct 11.08am
To: Jane
Subject: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Hello, I am back and have read through your emails and accept that despite missing a leg, that drawing of a spider may indeed be the one I sent you. I realise with hindsight that it is possible you rejected the drawing of a spider due to this obvious limb omission, but did not point it out in an effort to avoid hurting my feelings. As such, I am sending you a revised drawing with the correct number of legs as full payment for any amount outstanding. I trust this will bring the matter to a conclusion.

Regards, David.





From: Jane
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2.51pm
To: David
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Dear David,

As I have stated, we do not accept drawings in lieu of money for accounts outstanding.

We accept bank cheques, money orders or cash. Please make a payment this week to avoid incurring any additional fees.

Yours sincerely, Jane


From: David
Date: Monday 13 Oct 3.17pm
To: Jane
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

I understand, and will definitely make a payment this week if I remember. As you have not accepted my second drawing as payment, please return the drawing to me as soon as possible. It was silly of me to assume I could provide you with something of completely no value whatsoever, waste your time, and then attach such a large amount to it.

Regards, David.


From: Jane
Date: Tuesday 14 Oct 11.18am
To: David
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Attached <spider2.gif>


Source - http://www.27bslash6.com/overdue.html

'The Spider' was devised by e-mail prankster David Thorne.

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