It’s Out Of Office autoreply season for mailboxes up and down the land. Lots of people will be taking advantage of the bank holidays to tack on spare annual leave days for family time, or a spot of DIY around the house (I believe the Easter weekend is one of the biggest of the year for home projects).
Here’s the Out of Office message you will get if you email me for the next 10 days or so:
Many thanks for your email to RLC Words.
The Easter holidays are upon us, so I will be accessing my emails a little less regularly than usual – this is mainly due to the increase in breaking up fights between small boys, and fending off requests for chocolate.
If you are an existing website customer and you have an urgent request, please do give me a call on 07854 736775 and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Usual working hours will resume when school finally takes them back, from Tuesday 23rd April.
Many thanks, and happy chocolate eating to all those who celebrate,
After many years of boring corporate Out of Office responses, I felt it was time for something a little lighter – and I really enjoyed putting together something that gives a little flavour of my life, and what the background to my business is all about. If you’ve got your own business, you have the freedom to represent it however you want – and this is just another way to give a little away about what you’re like. Keep it professional, but make it your own.
I wouldn’t advise using them, but here are some fabulous examples of Out Of Offices I’ve stumbled across on the internet.
Want to Play a Game?
“I am on annual leave until dd/mm/yyyy. I will allow each sender one email and if you send me multiple emails, I will randomly delete your emails until there is only one remaining. Choose wisely. Please note that you have already sent me one email.” Issued to internal colleagues only, apparently – and no actual emails were harmed, in spite of the warning.
Round Earth Problems
“I am in London May 29th – June 4th, so email replies may be tardy due to the curvature of the earth and the sun… and you know… science and stuff.” Brilliant.
And finally, my personal favourite:
“ERROR 405: Could not reach copywriter. Soz. Haha! What a brilliantly geeky joke, that. But in all seriousness, if you’re wanting something done, no can do. I’m out of the office from now (Tues 27th June) to until then (Friday 30th June).
“And if you’re that Nigerian Prince, asking for more money, then no. Not until you’ve paid that £12,000 back into my account.
“Other than that? I’ll bring any and all answers on my return. Peace out.”
Have a brilliant long weekend, lots of chocolate, and may your DIY disasters be fixable ones!