Thursday, January 24, 2008

What The...

We got this letter in the mail today. We are completely perplexed. I originally scanned it, but the file was huge and it had my last name on it (gasp!) so I'll just type it up for you.


Prayer Answering Service, LLC
PO Box (number)
Omaha NE (zip)

Date: January 20, 2008



Dear Mr. and Mrs. (Hoodie)

Thank you for your recent multiple requests through our service. Sometimes it can be difficult to make big life-changing decisions and fortunately our business operates with the intention to help individuals and families who find themselves in situations such as your own.

We have taken into consideration all of the facts, circumstances, and intangibles and have decided to answer your prayer in the following manner:

YES

NO X

If you have any further needs, questions, or complaints please direct them through our customer service department that is open all the time.

Sincerely,
(completely illegible scribble)
Clerk # 51




What do you make of this?

15 comments:

Jaye Wells said...

Wow, that's bizarre. I just watched Bruce Almighty this weekend, so I can't be reminded of him answering the prayer request emails. Let us know if you find anything out.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Wha'!?!

I have never ever heard of prayer being refused. That is just bizarre. Mind you, I've also never heard of a "service" like this.

Aine said...

I'd ask for a refund. And take my business elsewhere.

Hoodie said...

I just realized I didn't include in the body of the post that we have never actually solicited or even heard of this "company." Thought I'd clear that up lest some of you think I'm just perplexed that the answer (who knows what the question was) was no.

The Quoibler said...

Hm. Maybe you're screwed...

Don't worry. I'll save you a place by the fires of Hell. We'll roast marshmallows together. :)

SzélsőFa said...

It would make a nice fire-starter scrap-paper. Our house is heated by chopped wood, so I could sure use such a paper!

Church Lady said...

I hate these things. Freaks. (sorry)

I wouldn't give it another thought. A scam of some sort, I'm sure.

Scott said...

Somebody has a baffling sense of humor similar to that of Andy Kaufman. Don't try to understand it.

Jamie Ford said...

Clerk #51. Operators are standing by. That's funny. I especially like the "NO" with the X by it.

Minx said...

Try another deity, this one is obviously crap.

I recommend www.prayersfromheathens.com

or

The Daily Jesus at holycow@gogglemail.com

Beth said...

Wow, that's just ... weird. Beyond weird. I can't even find a good word for what that is exactly. Bullshit, yes, but what kind of scam do those people have going?

Hoodie said...

I see you all are just as baffled as I am.

The thing that I thought most odd was that if this was a scam, they would be asking for money or something. When it talks about contacting their "customer service department," it gives no phone number. If they want something from me, they give me little information with which to get it to them.

Jaye Wells said...

I think there's a story in this. Lots of fun possibilities.

Vesper said...

Weird... But a joke, no doubt. I googled it and discovered that somebody else is mentioning the same type of letter on her blog.

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