[NetBehaviour] Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Nov 20 12:04:23 CET 2008


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Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing.

Below is the complete email conversation that Adelaide man David Thorne
claims he had with a utility company chasing payment of an overdue bill.

*From: Jane Gilles
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.19pm
To: David Thorne
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 contact us within
the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and
is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


*From: David Thorne
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.37pm
To: Jane Gilles
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 Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.07am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Overdue account*

Dear David,
Thankyou 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 Gilles


*From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.32am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Overdue account*

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

Regards, David.


*From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.42am
To: David Thorne
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 Gilles


*From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.56am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account*

Dear Jane,

Yes please.

Regards, David.


*From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 12.14pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account*

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*From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 09.22am
To: Jane Gilles
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 Gilles
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.03am
To: David Thorne
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 Gilles


*From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.05am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Automated Out of Office Response*

Thankyou for contacting me. I am currently away on leave, traveling
through time and will be returning last week.

Regards, David.


*From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.08am
To: Jane Gilles
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 ommission 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 Gilles
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 2.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that? *

Dear David, As I have stated, we do not accept drawings in lei of money
for accounts outstanding. We accept cheque, bank cheque, money order or
cash. Please make a payment this week to avoid incurring any additional
fees.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles


*From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 3.17pm
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that? *

I understand and will definately 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 Gilles
Date: Tuesday 14 Oct 2008 11.18am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that? *

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