Monday, May 5, 2008

office banter via reply-to-all

This is an actual email thread that went around this morning.
H e l p. M e .

From: Boss
To: Office Staff
Date: 5/5/08
Subject: Dusting Each Friday

I've put 10 boxes of Swifter Dusters on the large table in the front of the department. Each box contains one handle and 5 unscented disposable dusters. A box of additional disposable dusters is in the office supplies cabinet.

Can you please pick up the dusters and work out how you are going to dust the tops the work cubicle areas; I suggest doing it each Friday before you go home.

Before I go home today I'll go ahead and take a look at all the tops of the cabinets and dust anything that was missed. Last, I'll also ask the housekeeping person to clean them once really good in the next few days so the tops of the cabinets aren't that terribly awful. As you know, dusting the tops of the work cubicles and areas where PC's sit are not permitted.

Let me know if you have any questions.


From: Lady
To: Office Staff, Boss
Subject: Re: Dusting Each Friday

Boss,
I'm confused. First you tell us to dust the tops of the work cubicle areas and then you say that dusting the tops of the work cubicles and areas where PCs sit are not permitted. Which is it?
Thks.

From: Boss
To: Office Staff
Subject: Re: Re: Dusting Each Friday

Housekeeping can't dust the PC's and where they are located; they are not permitted to dust the tops of the cubicles.

I really wasn't clear in my last sentence, that's true.

4 comments:

D. Lee Grooms said...

You just inspired me to thank God for my job.

stephy said...

I couldn't attend a church that sent around emails such as this.

juls said...

omg you have to translate this, i can't even follow.

Shari said...

I posted the same e-mail chain because it's too damn funny.
Favorite line: I really wasn't clear in my last sentence, that's true.