Enough with the dark patterns

Promotional emails disguised as late notices

I got an email in my inbox this morning with the subject line:

My early morning, still-not-caffienated brain read that as “holy shit, the power bill is late enough that they’re emailing me??” After a little while my thoughts turned to “Wait, didn’t I just pay this like 2 weeks ago?” Logged into the bank real quick, and sure enough, I paid the…