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I was pretty certain I wasn’t pregnant...until I opened this email from Amazon:

Hello Amazon Customer,
Someone great recently purchased a gift from your baby registry! You can visit your Thank You List to easily keep track of all gifts purchased. 

I put a lot of faith in the shopping site—after all, it’s the sole reason I have toilet paper when I’m about to run out and the only place I can turn to when I need a pack of 16 stick-on mustaches on my desk in three hours. So when I read the email, my first instinct was to believe it. And that I needed to send “someone great” a thank-you note.

Of course, I was reading it first thing after opening my eyes in the morning. As soon as the REM wore off, I figured I was hacked. Upon investigation—aka casually bringing it up at the office—I learned I was not alone. I was not alone. Many other Amazon customers also thought the online superstore knew something they didn’t.

Alas, Amazon isn’t yet the omnipotent power I believed it to be. According to Slate, the company issued this statement: “A technical glitch caused us to inadvertently send a gift alert email earlier today. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.” Apology accepted. But do we still get the gift?

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