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FIGHTING UNREMARKABLE OUT-OF-OFFICE REPLIES SINCE 2010

They’re arguably the worst thing that ever happened to mankind – generic out-of-office replies. Join my fight to get rid of unremarkable out-of-office replies. To help, I’ve collected some great positive exceptions, starting with the one below.

I am in sunny Arizona on vacation through March 20.
There will no doubt be many people vacationing in the region, with Spring Training baseball happening and so forth.
But if you’re in the area you’ll be able to pick me out of the crowd by the utter lack of pigmentation I currently possess, given the snow and ice-filled February I just endured in the Midwest.
If you’re watching a Spring Training game on some sort of regional sports cable network and you see a guy walk past the camera wearing shorts, and that guy has absolutely NO tan whatsoever, you may find yourself murmuring:
 “Wow. That guy really should have on long pants.”
That will be me.
During this melatonin-seeking period, please contact [colleague] if you need something quickly.
I’ll still be checking email, but my fingers will likely be slick with sunscreen, so response time via iPhone is likely to be compromised somewhat.
~ Jay Baer

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