December 21, 2012 is making a lot of people act odd. While many are stockpiling food and other supplies, there are some people who seem to think the date warrants risking their job to warn others of impending doom.
Apparently, poker players were the victim of a mass email in which an employee of PokerStars decided to tell them all that the world was going to end on the 21 of December.
The email "warned visitors that the Age of Pisces would be ending on the 21 of December, to be followed by three days of darkness when normal 'electrical or metallic objects will [not] work.' The resumption of normal electrical services, according to the website, would occur on Christmas Day."
Since the email was not one sent out by PokerStars itself and was only sent out by an employee who obviously believes the world is ending this week, the company has issued an apology to all its users.
The company determined that the employee somehow got access to the email addresses of users and said they were looking into it.
"One of our employees violated internal policies by accessing our marketing database and sending an unauthorized communication to a small number of player email addresses," PokerStars said.
It's weird how crazed people are becoming over the rumored Mayan Apocalypse on December 21, 2012. This employee was obviously ready to risk his or her job -- they probably figured they wouldn't have a job anyway when (if) the world ends on Friday.
Do you believe the hype? Will the world be ending on Friday?
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