Mild Insanity + Rage + Slight Technical Know-How = Hilarity

Below is an email I received a little over a month ago. I blurred out the name of the person who sent it to me to avoid his further embarrassment, but this was just too funny not to share. Read it and weep tears of laughter…

After reading this email, I started to reply back with basically a “What on EARTH are you talking about?” but I decided since he gave me his phone number, I might as well get to the bottom of this immediately- I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong. Right from the beginning of the conversation, I couldn’t get a word in – he was spewing forth a non-stop barrage of anger and frustration. I tried to explain right from the start that Windows Phone Thoughts was a news and reviews site, that we didn’t sell anything directly, but he wouldn’t hear of it. He told me some story about how he bought his son two mobile recharging units for his son’s iPad, and his son was leaving on a trip to China, and how the “damn Boxwave chargers were defective”.

Aha, Boxwave! Once I heard that, the story started to make sense – I tried to break in on his ranting to say that I didn’t work for Boxwave, and wasn’t affiliated with them in any way, and he literally screamed at me “THEN WHY DON’T YOU HANG UP ON ME?”. I replied back that my mother raised me to be a polite person and that I wasn’t going to hang on up him – but that I could appreciate it if he would stop yelling. “I’M NOT YELLING!” he yelled at me. This hilarity went on for another minute or two, and finally he calmed down. I calmly explained yet again that I had no affiliation with Boxwave, though I had reviewed their products in the past.

In a nutshell, this guy used a search engine to find an old Pocket PC Thoughts post mentioning Boxwave and used our contact form to send me the above email, thinking he was contacting the company. He had made several attempts, but they ignored him. He was adamant that he used the Boxwave contact form and that their contact form must be routing all contact email to me. Yeah, right. After some further discussions he calmed down a little more, and I wished him all the best in getting in touch with Boxwave.

Another day, another crazy person. I love being online!

  • janakj

    This is why I fear for society. Idiots like this. Kudos to you for your patience, Jason.

    As an aside: I bet the Boxwave adapters he has are for iPods, and don't provide enough current to charge iPads. 😉

  • Chris Gohlke

    It might take me a while to count to 1000. If I'm making a threat, it usually involves counting to 10 or less.

    FB and Yahoo integration still don't work for signin


  • I've got a few of those in the past too. I never went as far as calling, but after 1-2 email exchanges, we figured that they just clicked an ad on the site or found someone talking about it in the forums.