Mathew Carpenter should be the poster boy for that unnerving adage, "be careful what you wish for."
The 22-year-old mastermind behind the website Shipyourenemiesglitter.com was begging people to stop placing orders — and the site had only been live for roughly 24 hours. It's a shame because the concept was pretty brilliant. For $9.99, you could send an unmarked, anonymous envelope to that special someone — or, as the site's domain name suggests — your enemy.
There would be "so much glitter in an envelope that they'll be finding that s--- everywhere for weeks," the site explains.
In an interview with Slate, Carpenter hilariously opened up about the issues he faced launching an overnight sensation.
"I'm 22 and have never been to university, but I am in Internet marketing and have worked on other sites before," Carpenter said. "I apparently have too much free time on my hands because now my plans for the next few weeks consist of sending stupid f****** glitter to terrible people."
Now, naturally, many are concerned that they have no way to ship their enemies glitter since shipyourenemiesglitter.com is closing its doors.
Fear not, everybody. You can still ship your enemies glitter — it just might take a little more effort on your part. In fact, why don't you go ahead and email it to them right now?
Just remember to do it to the soundtrack of Mariah Carey's much beloved 2001 film "Glitter."