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Weirdest ever email?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Kinsa, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Need a fireplace fitted and an open fire installed, so sent an email to a company we found in Yellow Pages. Reply came today, signed by Blaize (!) stating that open fires are dangerous, that a fire in the centre of your house could cause it to burn down and that this link could be useful if we decided to go ahead. The link was to Co-Operative Funeral Services...
     
  2. That really is rather odd. I don't know what to say! Work experience kid with a vengance?
     
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Maybe someone has hacked their emails? You could phone them to make them aware of it?
     
  4. It's supposed to be a small local firm who specialise in fitting fireplaces and fires that you supply so I doubt that they would be using Work Experience kids. It could be an ex employee with a grudge, I suppose, but how could they answer an email sent to the company?
     
  5. Yes, we are planning to call them tomorrow. The email made me laugh - there was a lot more about Health and Safety and sweeping chimneys - but it could destroy their reputation so we should make them aware.
     
  6. Oooh, that's rather nasty, and spooky too Kinsa.
    I'd phone the firm...I'd want to know which person working there had been so unhelpful. Linking to a funeral firm is in such bad taste too.
     
  7. The email follows a visit we made to another 'Family run' fireplace place where our request for advice and ideas was met with the response 'Well, I've not been here very long and don't know much about open fires.' (He was in his 70s) After some prompting, he said the technical department could come to our house and carry out a survey for £85. We were not offered any brochures or shown any fires! We left! Think he could have been a random bloke who had come in from the street to warm himself by the fires!! The email confirms our belief that the world of fireplaces is a strange one.
     
  8. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's obviously a secret club and you are not deemed to be the type of people they let in,hence,they are trying to put you off!
    You must come back and tell us what they said on the phone tomorrow.
     
  9. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

    Your central heating may be great, but the chimney on an open fire will suck the heat out of your toasty house and warm the birds above it. An open fire only gives out heat from 25% of the fuel at best. A stove up to 80% of the heat goes into the room. Are English teachers paid too much, if they can run a fire for light?
     
  10. Yep! And isn't there supposed to be a recession on?
     
  11. Against all odds we had a phone call from a nice and helpful fireplace man today in response to a phone message we left. He is coming on Sunday to do a survey - for free. It is the same company from whom we got the weird email, but we decided we would tell him all about it on Sunday. He may, of course, be a complete nutter and be planning to burn our house down to prove a point...
     

  12. Kinsa, if he turns up in a hearse, don't let him in!
    It must be so frustrating meeting these people who seem unable or unwilling to help you! (The saga has made me laugh though.) I hope all goes well on Sunday.
     
  13. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Let us know what he says. I hope it wasn't him who sent it!
    [​IMG]
     
  14. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I can't wait to hear what hapens next! Let's us know. If we don't hear from you by Monday,we will alert the Police.
     
  15. Kinsa, I can just imagine Mr K's shell shockedness!
    Crikey, does nobody want your valuable custom? What a kerfuffle!
     

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