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'Ship Your Enemies Glitter' Founder Asks People To Stop Making Orders

01/16/2015 02:32 EST | Updated 01/16/2015 02:59 EST
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If you've ever wanted to send a passive-aggressive message of dislike to an annoying co-worker, ex-partner or that gossipy family member — you're not alone.

Australian company Ship Your Enemies Glitter does exactly what its name says: anonymously sends an envelope filled with colourful sparkles to your enemy's home for under $10. The company, which began operations on Monday, has already been exhausted with orders, according to CTV News.

"You guys have a sick fascination with shipping people glitter," reads the company's website.

While the company's founder Mathew Carpenter intended on glitter-bombing others, it seems he's the one dealing most with what the website refers to as the "herpes of the craft world."

Carpenter begged customers on Product Hunt to stop ordering glitter, saying he was sick of dealing with it. Despite its popularly, the 22-year-old has decided to sell the site.

Sending someone glitter may seem like a mild form of annoyance, but it can be perceived as more serious, according to behaviour therapy specialist Karyn Hall.

"While the avenger often believes the offender received 'just desserts,' the offender usually perceives the retaliation as too harsh," she writes on Psychology Today.

She adds people who seek revenge or retaliation end up feeling worse than they originally did, because they put too much energy into negative thinking.

So, it may sound like an innocent idea, or even a fun prank to play on a friend, but do give the repercussions a thought first. Plus, it's a new year, it may be time to lay last year's grudges to rest.

Would you consider using it to send a not-so-loved one a glittery surprise? Tell us in the comments below!

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