If you recently emailed Chris Pratt, don’t expect to hear back from him any time soon.
The action movie star took to Instagram Stories on May 20 to explain that he accidentally deleted 51,000 emails from his inbox.
Pratt told fans that his 7-year-old son Jack “gasped in shock” after discovering that his dad had so many unread messages.
“It’s mostly junk. See what I do is I sign up for everything … I’m one of those idiots who will do, like, an IQ test. It’ll be like, ‘Wanna take an IQ test? Gimme your email!’ And then I do, which proves my IQ is about seven,” he explained. “And I just get junk from everyone and I just don’t erase it.”
He said he wanted to apologize to anyone he might have unintentionally ignored while his inbox was out of control.
“There are a lot of emails in there where I just spaced out and didn’t get back to you,” he continued. “If you’re watching this and you’re one of those people, I’m sorry. But I’m gonna try. I’m gonna try to get back to you. I’m working on it right now.”
Pratt set a goal of sorting through about 1,000 emails per day until he was caught up, but when he tried a shortcut, something went wrong.
“Fifty-one thousand messages are in the trash. Oh f***. What did I do?” he questioned. “It’s just deleting them all. All my emails. Oh my God. This could be a real nightmare.”
In his final update, Pratt shrugged his shoulders, laughed and proclaimed that it was a “fresh start.”
There are at least two crucial life lessons here.
The first is that sometimes, drastic digital spring cleaning can be good for you.
The second is that if you need to get in touch with Chris Pratt, you should shoot him a text.
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