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    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=665847

     

    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?

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    spider2.jpg

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    Guest Guest75

    I like it - innocent and no swear words...................these are the people that REALLY wind others up:biglaugh:

     

    Thanks for sharing.:goofy:

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    Guest kerryngamba

    Like it,its great.Although the lady was right,a seven legged spider aint worth squat!!!!!!!

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    Guest kerryngamba

    like it,although i must admit,a seven legged spider aint worth squat!!!!

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas
    Like it,its great.Although the lady was right,a seven legged spider aint worth squat!!!!!!!

     

     

    I don't know, she could have tried selling it on the web,

     

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    This story made it on to "Have I Got News For You" on TV here in the UK on Friday (Ian Hislop, Paul Merton etc). Germaine Greer was a guest. Everyone was in hysterics.

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    Guest sunchaser

    im sitting here at 5am with crying baby(agian)and this post has made my day (night) im laughing so much it hurts and im crying(like baby) thanks again what a legend:biglaugh:

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