Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Australian guy tries to pay bill with drawing of spider

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.

the saga continues here

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome spider. I'm saving a copy to my hard drive, as even a reproduction will pay for a nice dinner somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Jesus I want the last 4 minutes of my life back.

Anonymous said...

There's also a story out recently that says the "original" spider drawing has been sold on eBay for $15,000. It's reported like a real news story, with quote marks and attributions (including an eBay spokeswoman saying it's a valid, enforceable sale contract). I guess on the Internet it's April 1 365 days a year.

Anonymous said...

The buyer of the spider drawing should create a textfile of random keystrokes, call it Martian poetry, declare its value at $15,000, and submit it to the seller as payment.

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Off-topic, but I thought you might enjoy some incredible piano playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CbMvg-_8dU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz_iA8TSDtI

The artist is Valentina Lisitsa, who was born in Ukraine and now lives in North Carolina with her husband. Before Valentina got serious about music, she had wanted to become a professional chess player!

Anonymous said...

The buyer of the spider drawing should create a textfile of random keystrokes, call it Martian poetry, declare its value at $15,000, and submit it to the seller as payment.

__________________

Off-topic, but I thought you might enjoy some incredible piano playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CbMvg-_8dU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz_iA8TSDtI

The artist is Valentina Lisitsa, who was born in Ukraine and now lives in North Carolina with her husband. Before Valentina got serious about music, she had wanted to become a professional chess player!

BlunderProne said...

Actually, the buyer of spider-art is now claiming to not not pay the money for the "art work".

It must be true, I saw it on teh web.

Anonymous said...

Pah! How do I know it's a seven-legged spider and not a seven-legged ant?

Angus F

Mark Ginsburg said...

Jane, the person trying to collect, made a critical blunder - see if you can spot it:

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



That's right, she said lei instead of lieu. Claim invalidated!

Globular said...

So, they just want to get lei'ed?