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digitalprimate
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2008-11-20, 16:15

So this guy in Adelaide, Australia, tries to pay his utility bill with an attached drawing of a spider.
The ensuing email-conversation is something you couldn't make up!
Only the Oz could react this calmly.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=665847
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pscates2.0
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2008-11-20, 16:19

Okay, that made me chuckle.

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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.



The guy's got balls (and a sense of humor).

$5 says that spider works its way into pop culture as some sort of hipster shorthand for "I don't pay my bills either".

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Maciej
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2008-11-20, 16:21

Me too. Ahaha, I love it.
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ezkcdude
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2008-11-20, 16:22

That 7-legged spider? No wonder the dude can't pay his bills.
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pscates2.0
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2008-11-20, 16:23

You kinda feel for these customer service reps who have to deal with wingnuts like this, though (whether they're legit or faking it). Yikes.

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Mugge
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2008-11-20, 16:23

Fukken saved!

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Windswept
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2008-11-20, 16:31

It looks like a very good-natured spider, with a friendly and pleasant personality, despite his missing leg.
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Kickaha
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2008-11-20, 16:35

It's the painkillers that keep it happy, from when it lost its leg in 'Nam.
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curiousuburb
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2008-11-20, 16:56

Dude! ... ...


The original source also offers a chance* to "Buy the Mug"


Based on the blog, not a one-joke pony. Some LOL

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kieran
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2008-11-20, 17:04

I saw this on Consumerist.com a few days ago.

Pretty funny, but the CS rep seems a little dumb.

Why would she send back the drawing?

Edit: Here's the source that Consumerist cited
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PB PM
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2008-11-20, 17:04

That was too much.
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atomicbartbeans
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2008-11-20, 17:47

Well awesome - time to open up Photoshop and pay next month's rent!

Maybe when I'm done with that, I can draw up some birthday presents...

Edit: looks like it was worth MUCH more than we originally thought!

You ask me for a hamburger.

Last edited by atomicbartbeans : 2008-11-20 at 18:03.
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Xaqtly
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2008-11-20, 18:21

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Thankyou for contacting me. I am currently away on leave, traveling through time and will be returning last week.
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digitalprimate
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2008-11-20, 18:32

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Originally Posted by atomicbartbeans View Post
Edit: looks like it was worth MUCH more than we originally thought!
The questions:
Q: How does it shot web?
A: Hi, it uses already existing webs.
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