I've gotten enough OOO replies to know that most people give the necessary information regarding how to cope with their absences...in the least entertaining way possible. So...I ZAG!
My out of office replies have become so popular that I am starting to think my clients like it better when I'm away than when I'm here. People purposely write to me when they know I can't answer...just to see what kind of shenanigans I have pulled in my OOO. I've even been introduced when speaking, by having sponsors read my OOO to the audience.
This time, rather than creating a pile-up of e-mails from people inquiring simply to get my OOO, I thought I'd share it as a blog post (do feel free to leave comments if you are amused or want to share your own clever OOO!). I did take out my dad's cell phone # since I thought he'd like to enjoy the vacation rather than getting dozens of calls curious about our silly family game! Hahaha!
Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it (really...I crack myself up with these things!). Without further ado...
They tell me the first step to solving any problem is admitting you have one. Well, I am not sure if I have a problem or not (yes, I like to take pictures of my food & never met a selfie I didn't like...is that so wrong?) but I am doing a detox to check it out.
July 16-28 I'm traveling back east to have a Griswold-esque family vacation with NINETEEN family members ranging in age from 2-69. For seven of those days I plan to be COMPLETELY e-free. Yes, you read correctly...no phone, no laptop, no connection with the outside world. That's kind of the point of flying cross country to spend time with the people I never get to see, isn't it?!
I'm actually leaving all my electronics at my sister's house while we venture to Cape May, NJ for our week of family fun,
But I know emergencies come up, so if you absolutely MUST get ahold of me, there is a way.
In case of urgent situations requiring Leslie-magic, you can call our family's equivalent to Clark Griswold (aka my dad, Jerry Stein) on his cell @ xxx-xxx-xxxx. If you play our family's version of the 6-degrees of Kevin Bacon game (we believe you can connect any person, place or object to Chevy Chase in 6 steps or less) & can adequately connect the item my dad gives you with Chevy Chase...then you may speak to me.
If not...see you on July 29th.
Need your own little burst of summer road trip fun? Click here for a Griswold montage to the classic "Holiday Road." You are welcome.
PS--This message is an auto-response...apologies if you get
it more than once. My settings say you won't...but the technology gods
don't always follow the rules of google mail!
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