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

Neil Jenkins neiljenkins at devoid.co.uk
Fri Nov 21 00:48:46 CET 2008


It gets even funnier...

Spider minus a leg sells for thousands
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=665808



On 20/11/2008, at 10:04 PM, marc garrett wrote:

> Thanks Mez - for this :-)
>
>
> marc
>
> 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.
>
> <spider.jpg>
>
> 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
>
> Attached
>
> <spider.jpg>
>
> 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.
>
> <spider2.jpg>
>
> 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?
>
> Attached
>
> <spider2.jpg> <spider.jpg><spider2.jpg>
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