Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Chain mail

I just sent an e-mail to Mr P. at well-known publishers Archant. I got an automated reply saying “I’ll be out of the office until January 5. If the matter is urgent, please e-mail Mr S.” Deeming the matter reasonably urgent, I mailed Mr S. – and got an automated reply saying “I’ll be out of the office until January 5". Fortunately he did not say, "If the matter is urgent, please e-mail Mr P." or I'd still be at it next year.

Speaking of which, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish that loyal but diminishing band of readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year, and may your comments continue to be as creative, lively and penetrating – but conspicuously more numerous – in 2009 than in 2008.

3 comments:

gillieB said...

Wishing you and the DG a joyful 2009 brimming over with contentment - so much more fulfilling than 'happiness'. Much love, G & K

riviera writer said...

Thanks Gillie and we wish you the same. May we soon attend George's retirement party and you become a twosome again. Much love, T

Ed R said...

Happy New year, ted. I still read, just don't comment as much.