Mum Enlists Telco To Get Cheap Labour From 8 Year Old Daughter
You know, some Mum’s are pretty bloody cunning; you’ve got to give them that. The reason I say this is that there’s a real ‘heart-warming’ story doing the rounds at the moment where an 8 year old girl messaged a Telco to ask for more data and got an ‘awesome’ response. Well, I’m not buying it. You’ve been had, little girl. You’ve been had.
Let’s start with the cute bit, shall we? Righto, this little eight-year-old girl, Macie, gets a mobile phone for Christmas.
Shouldn’t she have been getting a Barbie doll or something?
Of course, in no time at all, this kid, who’s clearly allowed to relentlessly consume all the YouTube she wants has burned through her data faster than a teenage boy with a laptop and a lock on his door and she’s received the ‘buy more data’ message from the Telco.
In response, she sends a message back: “Can I please have more data?” That in itself is lovely. It’s innocence personified, she’s used her manners, it’s legitimately cute.
Soon after, Mum’s seen the message, delightfully shared it with her mates and realised she can use it to her advantage. Yeah, that’s right, Mum. I see you construing things. Mum gets onto the company, O2, and tells them to send a message back to her daughter informing her she’ll have to do more chores to get her internet access back.
Bloody Mum! Talk about taking an advantage. She tries to get the Telco to do her dirty work in telling the kid to do some more chores so she can reapsthe benefits when little Macie willingly goes to backbreaking labour.
It’s the sort of thing you could see happening in prison. “Break all of these rocks and we’ll give you an hour of high-speed RedTube.”
Talk about cheeky.
Of course, O2, recognising internet gold when they see it, oblige. I’ll tell you what though: they’ve got someone on the inside who’s onto Mum. They sent a letter back to little Macie that follows through on Mum’s cruel wishes, but also gives Macie an out card.
It’s genius, really.
The letter contained a fidget spinner, a yo-yo, a Rubik’s cube and some lollies. With the sugar and the tools to encourage physical play, little Macie can easily avoid Mum’s extra chores and escape the hours and hours of foul-mouthed satire that plagues platforms like YouTube these days.
Onya, O2, onya, Macie. Better luck next time, Mum.