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twilight zone moment

January 13th, 2012 at 04:46 am

So far, healthy as a horse, so I'm working like a horse at work. You might remember that book pledges/work data at a non-profit that rhymes with "you don't say". I had a MOMENT tho at the end of the day.

It started off from the generic Customer Service inbox email asking both a co worker and I we should book a 2.8M gift, read below. 2.8M, huh? Okay ...

Then you read the email. We've been trying to contact you, yadda yadda yadda, and we will give 2.8M if you give us $145. And full of typos.

Is this a joke? I wrote.

Received an email back: I called them (yikes, you can't be serious! I counted the digits and it was an INTERNATIONAL number), the money was to resolve an issue that we had in the past, and I talked with accounting and they were wondering how to book it.

Oh boy ...

Co worker, who was with me on this, told the emailer to take it to the COO.

Emailer: fine, but I'm planning how to spend my raise.

Of course we got word from the Customer Service supervisor that it was a scam, but man, I don't know where to begin. I'm fairly certain, although not 100% sure, that it is a practical joke. (the other option is complete idiocy) Its just that this is NOT the time of year to toy with us. Its just not appreciated!

3 Responses to “twilight zone moment”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, my gosh....

  2. mjrube94 Says:


    I'm having buyers remorse about my picks. I've seen a bunch of news stories about Stephen Hawking, which make me think he's not doing well, and there's an article on msnbc that John Edwards has a life threatening condition (although he's one I never would have picked). I'll keep them in mind for my 2013 list!

  3. baselle Says:

    I know! And Heather Locklear and Gene Hackman ... remember though that frailty doesn't count. I suspect that a number of celebrities will break our hearts this year. I have Stephen Hawking again, but he broke my heart in 2010. John Edwards is funny - if its life threatening, why wait until Feburary? I know, I know, put the business in order (or delay a trial), but you'd think that if its truly life threatening, the sooner the better.

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