But we’re all spiders

This is the best thing I’ve seen on the web in ages, and I passionately hope that this email exchange is true.

The website that hosted it is gone, but this is copied out of Google’s cache. Which, tragically, does not retain pictures of spiders. If you are David Thorne, or know who he is, then well done and can we see the spider please.

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.

 


 

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

 


 

From: David Thorne

Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 09.22am

To: Jane Gilles

Subject: Who’s 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: Who’s 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, travelling 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: Who’s 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.

 


From: Jane Gilles 

Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 2.51pm

To: David Thorne

Subject: Re: Re: Re: Who’s 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: Who’s 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: Who’s spider is that?

Attached

Update:
Many, many thanks to Jenn who commented with a link to a screen grab of the original.

And here – drum roll – is the spider.

 

Count the legs

Count the legs

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6 Responses to “But we’re all spiders”

  1. Michael Sebastian Says:

    You built this e-mail exchange up pretty high–and it delivered. Very funny.

  2. jenn Says:

    there ya go!

  3. Martin Ross Says:

    Thanks Jenn. The spider is even better that I hoped.

  4. David Sundin Says:

    The original is now for sale on ebay. Bidding is up at $10000 when this is posted:

  5. David Sundin Says:

    here is the link

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190265903424

  6. Rizzo Says:

    The Raymond Delauney Emails are similar but funnier.

    http://entertainment.aol.co.uk/the-raymond-delauney-emails/article/20071016130509990002

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