Today I sent out my monthly e-newsletter to 3426 people. As is typical on a Friday afternoon, I received many automatic out-of-office email replies. This is my favorite, from a man named Dave:
I am currently out of the office. I will return to the office on Thursday, August 2, 2007. I will only be checking emails late in the evening until my return.
But did he ever return? (Some of you will remember the rousing lyrics of "MTA," a song made famous by the Kingston Trio.) His fate is still unlearned.
In any case, Dave’s timing gave me a laugh.
As for my timing, I will be away all of next week, in Florida for my mother’s funeral. I will respond to comments when I return.
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