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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.

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Hi, my name is RobotPolle.
As the *real* Polle will be on holidays until the 11th of July (no, that is not a type error, he is indeed taking the Monday off) with very limited access to his phone, WhatsApp and email, I will try and answer your frequently asked questions.
OMG please tell me this is not an autoreply.
Thanks for asking. My name is RobotPolle. I will try and answer your frequently asked questions.
Holidays?! That is friggin’ unbelievably inconvenient – where is Polle?
So kind you asked.
Polle will be spending his holidays together with his family in the faraway exotic country of The Netherlands, trying out local culinary specialities like “bitterballen”, “nieuwe haring” and “aardappelen met vlees en groenten” and joining in local cultural habits like complaining about the state of the Dutch national soccer team and the weather and visiting pancake restaurants and furniture companies on Saturdays.
In between these fully on-trend adventurous acts of Instagrammable traveling, he will be training for the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse (4 days of brutal 50km of hiking) and the November Athens Marathon (yes, the first guy completing that same route died). You can follow his progress or non-progress on Strava.
So, when can I expect my strategy/powerpoint/project?
Great question. The *real* Polle will be on holidays until the 11th of July with very limited access to his phone, WhatsApp and email. After that, he will be fully at your disposal.

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