Outrageously inflated bills are always somewhat laughable, but those giggles are usually hard to come by for the person involved until after/if the situation gets cleared up. After all, when you receive a bill your first reaction is that you’re going to be responsible for paying it. One woman in the South of France had a bit of a shock when she thought she’d be on the hook for close to €12 quadrillion for her phone bill.
Soldiers stationed abroad like to receive mail from home. Little notes can reconnect them with the society they’ve left behind and boost morale. That is, unless the letter is a $16,000 cell phone bill.