This could possibly be the best out-of-office email ever!


December is a time to take leave from work and spend time with those you love which means many will activate their out-of-office emails.

Roy, surname unknown, went on holiday with his wife and son. His plan was to return on the 11th of December and he was not doing any work while on his family holiday.

He removed his email app from his phone and purposfully refused to activate his international roaming because he wanted to unwind and actually connect with his family.

Roy spelled this all out in his out-of-office email which you can read below.

“Hi there!
I know, I know. You got an immediate reply. And You were all like: “Ah! So he CAN answer mails!”
But alas, dear writer. I am off to a sunny island with the two people I love most. No, not Luke Skywalker and Jimi Hendrix. My wife and my son!
Nothing but a week of sun and quality time with my two favorite people.
It’s the recipe to happiness. I highly recommend you try it. With your loved ones, I mean. You can’t have mine. That’d be freaky.
“Anyway. I won’t be replying to you. Usually people write they have no access to mail or phone and we all know that’s a lie – they just don’t want to reply. I am however deleting outlook from my phone for the week and roaming is off, so I literally cannot be contacted until I am back, which will be Tuesday, December 11th.
I look forward to replying to you then… unless I get eaten by a shark or something.
If that does happen, then it’s OK. The shark would be eating a happy meal.
I only ask you remember me as a kind man who loved vegetarian curries and death metal and whose autoreply made your day a little less ‘winter is coming’ and a bit more ‘island in the sun’.
Have a great week!

We think that Roy is brillaint and so right, the key to happiness is switching off sometimes. Excuse us, we are off to write up an interesting out-of-office email before knock off for the year.

Sources: Bored Panda
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