We sincerely hope Chris Pratt is doing okay.
There are two types of people in this world: Those who have 35k unread emails sitting in their inbox and those who have zero. This week, Chris Pratt is both of these people. On Wednesday, the Parks and Recreation star took to his Instagram to recount a very traumatic/soothing story, depending on how you look at it.
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See, Chris Pratt gets a lot of emails. When his son Jack (who is only seven-years-old) played on his phone, he “gasp(ed) in shock” at the 35k red bubble notification, which is either super relatable or super crazy to you. In reaction to this, Chris Pratt admitted the number was “a lot” but proceeded to say, that it was “mostly junk”.
Pratt defended himself saying, “See, what I do is I sign up for everything … I’m one of those idiots who will do, like, an IQ test. It’ll be like, ‘Wanna take an IQ test? Give me your email!’ And then I do, which proves my IQ is about seven. And then I just get junk from everyone and I just don’t erase it.” While we can certainly understand the situation, we can’t see how the Jurassic World star let it get to this point. Watch Chris Pratt talk about it here.
It was at this point that Chris Pratt decided to change his ways by vowing to read 1000 emails a day until that number got down to zero. He said with Hamlet-level ambition, “There are a lot of emails in there where I just spaced out and I didn’t get back to you… If you’re watching this and you’re one of those people I’m sorry but I’m gonna try. I’m gonna try to get back to you, I’m working on it right now.”
While this plan sounded full-proof in theory, Chris’ subsequent actions might’ve ruined the whole thing. Instead of sifting through each email over the course of a month, Chris Pratt accidentally deleted his entire inbox in one hit. Anxiety. Roof. Through it.
He uploaded a follow-up video saying, “Okay, trying not to panic. I think I just tried something to delete anything unread, and it just deleted them. So now I’m like: ‘Oh no. I needed to read them.’ But, I don’t know where they went… Oh my God, this could be a real nightmare.” Watch Chris Pratt freak out here.
Let this be a warning to those who don’t sift through their emails regularly. If you’re someone who has 35k unread emails and can relate, just beware of what can happen when you try to deal with your emails in bulk. We recommend replying to those key emails first. Please, for our sake.
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