A Microsoft email inviting interns to an after-party has attracted mockery from people amused by its attempts to appeal to the youth market.
The cringeworthy message begins “HEY BAE INTERN! <3” which is somewhat overfamiliar to say the least.
The message, which includes a variety of underlining, block capitals and colored text goes on to tell the recipients that the afterparty for the ‘Internapalooza’ event will include “hella noms, lots of dranks, the best beats and just like last year, we’re breaking out the Yammer beer pong tables!”
It’s not clear whether “dranks” is a typo or an attempt to use slang, though presumably it’s safe to rule out Microsoft using it in another sense, namely as a reference to abusing the side-effects of dextromethorphan-based cough syrups.
To conclude the cringery, the message offers a “HELL YES TO GETTING LIT ON A MONDAY NIGHT” which will no doubt be a useful defense for any intern brought before human resources for being unfit for work on Tuesday morning.
Microsoft has now said that “The email was poorly worded and not in keeping with our values as a company. We are looking into how this occurred and will take appropriate steps to address it.”