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    Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing

    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.


    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

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    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.


    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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    There will be times you might leap before you look
    There'll be times you'll like the cover and that's precisely why you'll love the book
    Do it anyway

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    Loves it!
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    eat a hot bowl of dicks.

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    Too funny!!

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    That was the only thing that really gave me a good laugh today.

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    thats hysterical!!!!!!
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    hahaha what a classic

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    I love her attitude about it. Even though she sticks to her guns, she's obviously amused
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    I thought this was going to be like the time the lady tried to pay for her order at work with her AARP prescription card.

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    Original drawing sells on ebay for $10,000:

    Description

    This fine piece of 7-legged spider by artist David Thorne is now for sale. It was originally used in a payment attempt for a bill, but was sadly refused. You can see the bill conversation here:

    I'll spend the money on drugs instead

    Mirrored here:
    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1...iderhl2am1.jpg

    David Thorne was later on kind enough to give the spider to me. You can see a screenshot of the evidence here:
    ImageShack - Image Hosting :: myspideryb6.gif

    However, this spider is driving me nuts. Also he's lacking a leg and thus is useless to me. I now offer you to buy this fine piece of spider for the original price set my the artist David Thorne himself.

    At $233.95 this should be considered a bargain for the original drawing in this Internet meme!

    Buy this spider and you will receive the original spider mail attachment as sent by author David Thorne.


    I will donate some of the money for American Breast Cancer Foundation.
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    Question & Answer
    Q: i do not understand why this is worth aucting so high. what can you do with a mail atachment? so confused.
    A: Hi! What can you do with anything? Only your imagination and creativity is the limit.
    Q: Can I pay with a hand drawn pic of my pet fish? His name is Rodriguez... He's pretty big and bites.

    A: Hi, I only accept money at this time due to the charity givings. You don't want me to split your fish, do you?

    Q: How does it shot web?
    A: Hi, it uses already existing webs.

    Q: I have to have your 7-legged spider, it would go so well with my 99-legged centipede. If I bid $1,000,000 US cash, would you make me pay?
    A: Hello, Ebay rules are "Bidding is meant to be fun and enjoyable, but remember that each bid you place enters you into a binding contract.

    Q: Will the payment for this be used to pay the overdrawn account at the bank? Simon.
    A: Hello, the original author will get some of the money left after charity givings. I cannot answer for what he will do with his share.
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    That is too funny!
    I love it.

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    Hahaha, my brother sent me this yesterday. I was cracking up, especially when he asks her to return it. Then claims she sent him the wrong picture, b/c of the 7 legs...
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    lol a friend of mine sent me this by email a few days ago. hysterical.
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    Ha! The saga continues.

    'Spider man' refuses to pay for drawing


    16:00 AEST Mon Nov 17 2008
    3 days 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    By Matt Bachl, ninemsn

    A man who placed the $15,000 winning bid for a photograph of a hand-drawn seven-legged spider says he has no intention of paying up.

    The digital image originated from a popular viral email in which a graphic designer attempts to pay an overdue bill with his spider drawing.
    It was auctioned on eBay last week after the email spread around the globe.

    The winning bidder, Patrick Munoz, told ninemsn he originally placed a bid for $99,000 — but that it sold for $15,000 because only 18 other people placed bids.

    He now says the hapless graphic designer won’t be seeing a cent.

    "I was just having a laugh about this," Mr Munoz said.

    "I used my normal eBay account too — eBay is going to have the sh**s when they find out."

    eBay spokeswoman Sian Kennedy said the photograph’s seller could take Mr Munoz to the police for breaking the "contract he made when he won the item".

    "People need to be careful when doing this — Mr Munoz is taking the money away from the person who the sold the item," Ms Kennedy said.
    "He should be ashamed."

    Mr Munoz scoffed at the suggestion the bid was a binding contract: "eBay has to say that".

    The man behind the drawing, David Thorne, said he was unfazed.

    "The internet is a playground and I would not have it any other way," Mr Thorne told ninemsn.

    'Spider man' refuses to pay for drawing

    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

    -- Stephen Hawking

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