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April 6, 2006 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Pink Expenses is a fun little hack. Select from a list of racy services, get presented with a plausable looking receipt, then cut it out and submit it with your next corporate expense report. Hilarity ensues (or you get fired, which is still kind of funny).
posted by mathowie (22 comments total)

 
This is good. It fits nicely into my scheme of harmless pranks, such as my gut-busting scenario the other night, where my boss and I were staying at the same hotel and, as he slept, I parked my company vehicle sideways behind his.

We were working in two different parts of town, but my job required the graveyard shift (it was in a medical facility), whereas his required him to get up at 7am.

This backfired quickly, because he knew where the hide-a-key on the car was, and moved it, as I slept, all the way around to the back of the hotel. Fuck.
posted by Clamwacker at 8:39 AM on April 6, 2006


I forgot to mention that we had an employee who would use his company-issued credit card to make withdrawals at casinos, to the tune of $400-500 at a time. He actually didn't get fired for it -- they just took it out of his bonus check.
posted by Clamwacker at 8:41 AM on April 6, 2006


It would be better if you could type in some details, rather than selecting from the drop down menu. Heavy-Handed Jessa, Library...
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:44 AM on April 6, 2006


Alright, new goal for the day: get fired by 4:30 so I can go home early.
posted by jrb223 at 8:45 AM on April 6, 2006


this is fun.
posted by jrb223 at 8:46 AM on April 6, 2006


Awesome.

My wife and I use our joint debit cards to pay for everything. I put the receipts on a clip for her and every Monday she gathers them and updates Quicken.

There's a very good chance that next Tuesday I will Ask Metafilter how to get a 101-key keyboard out of my ass.
posted by bondcliff at 8:46 AM on April 6, 2006


Do I get fired for that?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:46 AM on April 6, 2006


There's a very good chance that next Tuesday I will Ask Metafilter how to get a 101-key keyboard out of my ass.

I think that costs extra.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:06 AM on April 6, 2006


This might be funny if it were even slightly subtle.
posted by cccorlew at 9:18 AM on April 6, 2006


I'm not sure accountants respond to subtlety.
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:33 AM on April 6, 2006


I'm not sure my employers would get the joke though it would be hilarious if you could manage to duplicate the total on a corporate CC bill. Alternatively it would be cool if in addition to the drop down you could enter amounts. I'm guessing they just have a couple hundred prepared receipts and are serving the appropriate one depending on your selections rather than generating them on the fly.

Somehow I don't see anyone making use of their return policy.
posted by Mitheral at 9:37 AM on April 6, 2006


It's in flash, so I think they just generate them on the fly.
posted by mathowie at 9:41 AM on April 6, 2006


A guy at one of my former jobs went to Vegas and used his corporate credit card to rent a sports car, a fancy hotel suite, and a high-end callgirl. Then the callgirl stole the car. Probably because of the drugs inside. I don't know if he submitted an expense report, though.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:53 AM on April 6, 2006


This might be funny if it were even slightly subtle.

And the prices are way off, too.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:53 AM on April 6, 2006


hmmm...if you guys need receipts like this, just let me know. I don't know why I've been saving them, but there must be thousands in my drawer...
posted by HuronBob at 10:31 AM on April 6, 2006


hmmm...if you guys need receipts like this, just let me know. I don't know why I've been saving them, but there must be thousands in my drawer...
posted by HuronBob at 10:31 AM on April 6, 2006


i swear...i only click that button one time!
posted by HuronBob at 10:31 AM on April 6, 2006


I think it's a MeFi bug, HuronBob... I've had that happen sometimes.
posted by Malor at 10:46 AM on April 6, 2006


I agree that it needs subtlety. I mean, the date on the receipt is 2008. Plastic vomit can't look plastic. There has to be a moment where the mark believes it's real, and I doubt you could fool anyone with this.

And the prices are way off, too.

Heh. Yeah, even the casual CraigsList user would know...uhh...
posted by cribcage at 11:26 AM on April 6, 2006


I particularly like that all of these services are available in Atlantic City, wholesome family town that it is.
posted by roue at 2:24 PM on April 6, 2006


OMG! Xeni has hacked Matt's account!
posted by neuron at 5:58 PM on April 7, 2006


Huh? This doesn't have anything to do with SARS ART at all. It can't possibly be Xeni.
posted by majick at 8:02 PM on April 7, 2006


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