Out of office: Raymond has more important things to do

Srprs.me with my wife Marieke
Srprs.me with my wife Marieke
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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.

Thanks for reaching out to me.
From time to time I disconnect to spend time with the people most important in my life: my family. And with disconnect, I mean truly disconnect. No calls but cuddles, no newsletters but newspapers, no building a company but building bedsheet castles the size of my daughter’s bedroom, no breakfast meetings but breakfast in bed, no email but mailing handwritten postcards to friends, no apps but … well, I think you get the picture here. So, no, I won’t be replying to email, calls or apps.
My quest to bring spontaneity back into the world goes on even when I’m disconnected. For anything srprs.me-related that is so-extremely-important-it-can’t-wait-till-I’m-back, you can contact our Chief of Special Operations [colleague]. He knows everything I know and on top of that, he is smarter and better organised. You can send him an email at [email colleague].
Finally, maybe I can inspire you to spend the time you would have normally spent emailing, calling or apping me to make a small change in your life to be more spontaneous: try brushing your teeth with your other hand, try a surprise dinner in a restaurant or … just let srprs.me arrange your next trip.
Looking forward to speak to you later!
Raymond Klompsma
CEO & co-founder srprs.me
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