Quite possibly the funniest email thread I’ve ever seen(update: link removed to protect the innocent) is being passed around work lately. This is how it starts:
Subject: my Lamp
The lamp from my table disappeared when I was on vacations. Could you please help me to return it back?
Names have all been changed and, besides possible leads on the great Lamp caper, there’s no company confidential information in the entire thread so I have no problem sharing it. To understand why this is funny, you need to know who the 2 parties involved are.
Alex is just a low level Software Developer. Possibly been here a few years, maybe not.
His email is addressed to Dave aka CEO who responds below, and the conversation continues from there.
Dave (CEO): I’m sorry about your lamp. What would you suggest I do?
Alex (Developer): I do not know… as I understand some service people removed lamps from a lot of desks. Some people did not allow them to do this, but I was on vacation. Probably you can tell me who did this, by whose order or/and who is responsible and what I have to do to request the lamp back…
Dave (CEO): On the assumption that you are serious, I have copied Carl in our real estate group who can look into the great lamp caper. I wish you all the best.
Alex (Developer): I sent these emails mistakenly not looking at where I send them. I am so sorry. Please accept my apologies.
Dave (CEO): Don’t apologize. It’s ok. Chris will sort it out.
I find it awesome that he responded and I love the responses, but I sorta feel bad for the guy because it’s been passed on to EVERYONE.
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