Jean

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Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Product Hunt
Onesaid reached over 80 upvotes on Product Hunt! Big thanks to everyone for all your support!
1mo ago  •  1 comment


Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Scams
Annoyed...but also impressed. I just got home and checked my mail to find a congratulatory card from an unknown sender. The card reads "Holy guacamole! You're going to avo baby!" And inside is a note from Jenny B. expressing her excitement, along with $245 in gift cards to various motherhood websites.

Being that I'm not able to get pregnant, my first thought was to call the number on the receipt and see if I can have the cards returned to the original sender. But of course, upon calling the 800 number for "Thoughtful Gift Cards" I learned that their offices are currently closed and only operate from Monday through Thursday.

So out of curiosity, I googled the name Jenny B. to see if anything comes up. A long shot right? Well, it turns out Jenny's been pretty busy sending out these cards to thousands of people across the country. The first search result is a Fox news article headlined "Who is Jenny B and why does she think you're pregnant?"

Well, that settled it. Like most pieces of unsolicited mail, this was just another advertising attempt. But I have to say, this particular black hat tactic was very well-executed. The sender ensured that the computer-generated lettering on the card was indiscernible from actual handwriting, down to the random smudges of ink across the card. And by including a receipt, that's enough to fool anyone into thinking the mailing was legitimate. In reality, however, each gift card directs you to essentially the same company, and attempting to make a purchase results in over $30 of shipping added to the price.

Well done Jenny. This is one of the most convincing scams I've come across in a while.
2mo ago  •  7 comments



Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Jury Duty
An unexpectedly rewarding experience. About 5 years ago, I served as a juror in a civil case. A smoker passed away and his family sued the tobacco company. Not the most exciting case, so of course I went in expecting to dread every second of it. After all, everybody hates jury duty, right?

I remember reading a tip online on how to get out of it quickly. All I had to do was volunteer the moment I arrived at the courthouse and then say something overly biased during the voir dire process. So I did exactly that. During the selection, I was asked whether I would consider other possible causes of the man's lung cancer outside of his smoking habit. The defense suggested that the man could have developed lung cancer from working near asbestos for much of his career in construction. I firmly told them I wouldn't buy that story for one second. Then I sat back, arms crossed, thinking I was scot-free.

But somehow, I was selected. To this day, I think somebody must've screwed up the names or something. But whatever happened, I'm glad it did. The week that followed was actually one of the most rewarding experiences I'd had in a long time. I learned a tremendous amount about the legal process, heard remarkably interesting facts from expert witnesses, and learned the true value of fully hearing both sides of an argument. In fact, every one of us who served that day felt the same way.

I know it doesn't sound like it would be a fun experience, but if a jury summons ever arrives in your mailbox, go with an open mind. If selected, you won't regret it.
5mo ago  •  3 comments
















Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Mondays
Hello Monday, my old friend My reaction as the weekend comes to an end and Monday approaches.
1y ago  •  2 comments


Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Salads
Not for me I only ever eat a salad if I absolutely have to.
1y ago  •  1 comment











Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Pets On The Bed
Why not? My bed is comfy. Can’t blame him.
2y ago  •  1 comment


















Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Piano
Don't know what I'm doing - enjoying it anyway Playing puts my mind at ease. Still a beginner, but even just a few notes can create a soothing sound.
2y ago  •  4 comments




Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Bugs
Mortal enemy More than anything in this world, I hate bugs.
2y ago  •  4 comments



Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Life
Life is good Wish it were forever.
2y ago  •  2 comments






Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Sleep
Can't get enough of it! Especially love naps
2y ago  •  0 comments




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