I received an email from lisa Slagter 1 <email@example.com> The (very long) subject line of the email was “Regarding comprehensive Autopsy Mrs. Kathleen Gagne to obtain CAUSE OF DEATH $3200.00”. The text of the email read:
Dear David, Upon three conversations with three top Pathologist, it was verified by all three that just doing a toxicology study would not be so beneficial. By doing a complete comprehesive autopsy then you can determine a CAUSE OF DEATH , for sure. Doing just a toxicology study, you have a small chance of knowing exact cause of death..I have a Chief Medical Examiner that is available tomorrow. I am sending you the necessary forms to handle the process. 2 Warm Regards, Lisa Slagter Autopsy Experts of America, LLC 1-800-343-2135
Attached to the email were six (6) files: 3
- 1. Autopsy Confidentiality Notice.pages
- 2. AGREEMENT FOR FEES AND SERVICES.pdf
- 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR ORGAN-TISSUE RETRIEVAL.pdf
- 4. Authorization for Autopsy.pdf
- 5.AUTOPSY MEDICAL HISTORY FORM.pages
- 6.FEES FOR SERVICES BY CREDIT CARD.pdf
I suppose I should note that the quote of $3200 is only $2200 to $2400 higher than what she told me on the telephone.
1 It bothers me when anyone doesn’t properly capitalize his or her own name.
2 Do I really need to detail the spelling and grammar errors in this email?
3 I thought it was fascinating that she sent me two documents which would require the Apple Pages application to open. Also please note the digits one through six — So I would know in which order to open them? — and the arbitrary spacing and capitalization of characters in the file names.