my sister is so gullible.

out of the corner of my eye i caught my sister in preparations to send me a link asking for support in her efforts to raise awareness for autism. i tried to stop her, telling her that i didn’t want my mailbox to be filled with spam, but she was determined. i received a message a few minutes later, asking for sponsors to donate money to her team.

i replied quickly from my own email address in a poor attempt to attempt to trick her: this message has been reported as spam. if this is not spam, please call 1-800-555-2632.

she wrote back, you asshole, so i understood that i had to be a little more creative with my next message, though i again chose to send it from my own email address. you are receiving an automated message. we can not answer questions that you send to this email address. please call our phone number with your query. 1-800-555-2632.

after a few days without receiving a response, i tried one more time. at gmail we take allegations of spamming very seriously. we are reaching out to you because you have recently been implicated as a sender of spam email. we wish to speak with you about these charges and clear up any misunderstanding. your reticence in this matter, thus far, has caused us to take further action and we have notified yahoo.com in order to safeguard our customers. please call our toll free number at 1-800-555-2632 to discuss your views within seven days or we will be forced to limit or suspend your account.

i was ready to give up when i received a text from her the next day sarcastically thanking me for getting her into trouble. now i have to call gmail to talk about my allegations as a spammer. they have already contacted yahoo and my account may be suspended. i think you need to call instead. so not only had she believed the email was legitimate, but she had apparently been antagonizing over every word of it.

we continued sending texts back and forth:
scott: why should i call?
niki: you sent my autism email to spam. gmail takes that seriously, they said.
scott: i didn’t send it. they flagged it.
niki: i got the email that said you put it as spam. now i’m getting these emails saying i need to call.
scott: well, did you call?
niki: no, i just read it. i’m sick and you should call. i didn’t do this.
scott: you’re sick because of the email? just call them when you feel better, as long as it’s within the next seven days.
niki: and explain to them that my brother hates people with autism and is a doucheball? ok.
scott: no, just tell them it won’t happen again and say you’re sorry. be sincere.
niki: whatever! i’m telling them that my brother was being mean and sent my email to spam!
scott: well, as long as you call. i don’t want them to suspend your account.
niki: you suck.
scott: why do you say that?
niki: because you said my nice email asking for donations for the autism society was spam and now i have to deal with it.
scott: you just have to make a simple phone call to clear up your mistake.

twenty minutes passed.

niki: i called and it just had an automated thing, for fun, stimulating conversations call 1-800…. are you messing with me?
scott: hahahah
niki: really? you wrote those emails?

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2 Responses to “my sister is so gullible.”

  1. Sarah Says:

    doucheball?

  2. scott lefaive Says:

    apparently that is what the kids are saying these days.

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