A startup service that offered to send glitter to your enemies, is now up for sale. Australian Mathew Carpenter launched the site ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com a few days ago. For $9.99 it would send someone—anyone—you disliked an envelope full of glitter.
The hapless recipient would then open it up unknowingly and glitter would fall out all over their carpet ("We'll send them so much glitter in an envelope that they'll be finding that shit everywhere for weeks," the site promised) causing them untold glittery distress. And glitter is a real pain in the derriere to clean up.
But it went viral after it was posted to Reddit, Product Hunt and other sites, causing the site to crash. Then, 24 hours after it was launched, Carpenter appears to be fed up with it and posted the following tweet yesterday, looking to get out of the ship-your-enemies-glitter game.
He also posted this message to the Product Hunt page, ruing his own twisted creation and the evil, sparkly revenge it stirred in people.
Speaking to Slate, Carpenter revealed the number of orders that had been placed and also his distaste for the people making his life hell by, er, helping his business to succeed.
"Over 2,000 of the world’s brightest people have spent money on this service." he said. "It's good for business, but bad for society."
And then when asked if it was a long-term viable business plan he replied. "God I hope not."