Recently, subscribers to an HBO Max mailing list received a rather strange email from the online streaming service. While HBO Max soon clarified that it was not a new show coming out soon, the email caught the attention of other netizens.
Across the United States and some in the United Kingdom, users received an email with the subject “Integration Test Email # 1”. The body of the email said: “This template is only used for integration tests.”
HBO Max tweeted an apology to its subscribers for the blunder saying it was an intern’s mistake as memes and jokes abounded.
We mistakenly sent an empty test email to a part of our HBO Max mailing list tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience and as the jokes accumulate, yes, it was the intern. Not really. And we are helping them get through it. ❤️
– HBOMaxHelp (@HBOMaxHelp) June 18, 2021
This mistake resulted in earning HBO Max many eyes and everyone shared their stories when they were interns. And some of them are pretty funny, to say the least! Well-known personalities also joined the discussion and shared their mistakes with everyone. The trend soon caught on and makes everyone laugh, sharing the most relatable stories. Everyone is trying to show their support for the intern who made fun of HBO Max, showing their support and communicating that he definitely gets better with time. The hashtag, #DearIntern has become quite famous and everyone comforts the poor intern.
Dear Intern, I was using my desk calendar to make a monthly note of when I started my menstrual period, but after several months I realized that I was making that note on a calendar that I shared with all my colleagues throughout the company. He was 37 years old.
– Caissie (@Caissie) June 18, 2021
it gets better.
P.S. don’t wear a beret for a while, k?
– Monica Lewinsky (she / she) (@MonicaLewinsky) June 18, 2021
I forgot to mention that we work in an open-plan office, so I could see the chaos unfold in real time. It was glorious.
– aerin. (@AerinChevyFord) June 18, 2021
– Charles C. Pustejovsky III 👍 (@CCPustejovsky) June 18, 2021
Dear Intern, As a young lawyer, I read a legal brief and presented it to the court. I caught a typo and blindly used the global find and replace function. Pro tip: don’t do that. My writing defended the rights of “the panties”. Not “the parties.” The 50 pages of it. 🤦🏻♀️🩲🩲 https://t.co/PDJYMXuOlw
– Suzanne Lovett (@sdtlovett) June 18, 2021
Dear intern, for the first two months of being an administrator we thought this was a rose emoji 🌷. So every D-Rose post had a tulip.
how far have we come https://t.co/HkpjHNabJd
– Bull talk (@NBCSBulls) June 18, 2021
The mail went out around 9pm when everyone started asking if they had received it and soon jokes began to circulate.
Integration test email n. 1.
Anyone else get this from HBO Max 🧐 pic.twitter.com/NuYAVvKjnI
– Eduardo Cuevas (@EduardoCuevas) June 18, 2021
What does 🤣 mean pic.twitter.com/yCyjd74o61
– Kara (@ kara38855306) June 18, 2021
In all seriousness, although hugs to the soul that is having a difficult night due to this blunder, I promise you will recover ❤️❤️ we have all made mistakes, this will be a great story one day
– Rachel Tobac (@RachelTobac) June 18, 2021
“Integration Test Email # 1” has always been my favorite closing topic for Dylan. pic.twitter.com/WrEScU5Cs2
– Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) June 18, 2021
“Integration Test Email # 1” has garnered more views from HBO than anything else they’ve produced since Game of Thrones ended … pic.twitter.com/SBjYGvbFWu
– Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) June 18, 2021
Have you ever faced situations like this while interning with an organization?