Yes, my company filed for Bankruptcy today. Yes, I still have a job.
I played a great practical joke on a couple of friends of mine. He emailed me with a link to the news article, and the subject line read “Company files for bankruptcy!”
My thought – no kidding! Then I decided to have some fun with it.
I hit reply, made it look like an automated response, and wrote “This email address is no longer monitored. Please contact XXX.”
Then I took my phone out and waited for the phone call, laughing the whole time. It took about 90 seconds before he called. I immediately apologized (because, after all, it’s quite impossible to carry on a practical joke when you’re laughing) – I don’t think he found it too funny. He emailed his wife, who was also on the email, to let her know it was a joke, so she wouldn’t freak out.
I feel kind of bad for making them worry. But it really was quite funny! Hopefully it won’t come back to bite me in the butt!!