Netflix Asks Guy If He's OK After Noticing Change In Viewing Habits
When you're feeling blue, there is one friend you can turn to who will never look down on you, tell you to stop being so miserable, or to get over yourself.
I'm talking, of course, about Netflix. Well, ok, the above description might be pushing it. But it can still be comforting to sit down and lose yourself in a film or maybe an episode or 15 of your favourite TV show. Or perhaps you could watch The Lord of the Rings, 361 days in a row.
However, one Reddit user called 'King-Salamander' responded with a more positive story about Netflix's team sending an email to check up on him when they noticed that his viewing habits had changed.
He posted: "One summer I was going through an episode of depression and I wasn't working as I was on break from college and waiting until I moved back to my college town to start again.
"I ended up doing nothing but watching Netflix, and after I finished The Office in something like 5-10 days, I don't quite remember, I received an email from Netflix asking if I was okay.
"They had noticed that I had my account running non-stop for over a week and they wanted to check on me and make sure I was doing well since my viewing activities became so much more frequent than they used to be."
He concluded: "Honestly made me feel better just knowing that someone, even a stranger working at a customer support agency, cared about my mental health."
This might still seem a bit weird - I think most people would be a bit creeped out if they received an email out of the blue from a video streaming service.
That said - it does show that they care and are keeping an (all-seeing) eye on their customers to check they're OK.
Not all Netflix's subscribers have been so pleased with the service keeping a close on on them, however - particularly the 53 people who decided to watch A Christmas Prince 18 days running, beginning in the middle of November.
To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?
- Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
Netflix decided to call attention to those people on Twitter, asking: "To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?"
Some people got understandably bent out of shape about their viewing habits being revealed to the public (although they weren't actually named), even comparing the streaming service's behaviour to the spying of Big Brother in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four.
Maybe Netflix should have just asked if they were ok.
Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox