Women across America yesterday were struck with an odd moment of self-doubt when the massive online retailer Amazon sent out emails alerting untold numbers they had a gift on the way from their baby registry. Normally, that’d be good news. But what if you aren’t having a baby?
What a weird way to find out you're expecting pic.twitter.com/LLphFEl5q7— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) September 19, 2017
Thankfully, this isn’t an instance of Alexa listening in and jumping to some pretty intense conclusions. And it wasn’t a phishing scam, as some early reports suggested. CNN reports it was just a “glitch” in the system. Nonetheless, Twitter ran with it.
Just got an email someone sent me a gift from my Amazon baby registry?— Virginia Draws 🎨 (@VPoltrack) September 19, 2017
I have A LOT of questions. What I don't have is a baby…
Amazon just informed me that someone has purchased a gift from my baby registry. My baby is 21, and hopes it's a keg.— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) September 19, 2017
Once I got that @amazon email about a baby registry I knew everyone else got one since we all got fucked on January 20th.— Shannon O'Neill (@spotastic) September 20, 2017
Guys running to the doctor to make sure they’re not pregnant for the Amazon baby registry. pic.twitter.com/bA7rli39iB— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) September 19, 2017
Offended that Amazon didn't send me the baby registry email. Like, I could have a fake baby. Is that so hard to believe?— jkile (@byjuliarose) September 19, 2017
I couldn't help but wonder … had everyone gotten the Amazon baby registry email except me? pic.twitter.com/DR3S6m2ejq— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 19, 2017
Good job, Twitter.