Impossible request from boss.
Coworker sends me a data file to process. Some of the data file is missing, so it won't process. I email coworker (cc-ing boss in on email to keep him in the loop as to progress) to ask coworker for a more up to date version of the file. Coworker is on leave today, so boss decides to step in and forward the question onto someone who can help... he forwards my own email right back to me!
"Hi Wolfway, in coworker's absence can you provide feedback on this issue?"
I felt like replying with a conversation between me and me discussing how we could work together to solve the issues before finally "both" asking boss if he wanted to forward the question onto someone else who might be able to help (like perhaps me?).
*mad snickering* Well, somebody's not paying attention, and I don't think it's you...
hehehe I have someone like that at work. Luckily she has a pretty good sense of humor about her own absent-mindedness so I can write back friendly but snarky emails that she needs to please go back and read my original email more carefully. Sometimes is takes more than one reply for her to "get it."
I wrote this: Hi J, I sent the invitations to print at Acme Printing and Mailing Co. today. They'll be ready to mail on Thursday. Do you have the mailing list ready?
She writes back: When do you think they will be finished printing and deliver to Acme Mailing?
I reply: Acme is doing both the printing and mailing. They'll be finished printing Thursday but I need to send them the mailing list. Do you have it ready?
She: I need to know when will they be delivered so I can let Acme know when to expect them?
Me: J, LOL. I don't think you're reading my emails. Acme is doing the printing. Acme will "deliver" to Acme when Acme is finished printing on Thursday. Please send me the mailing list by Thursday.
Her: Oh, sorry. I thought Zenith Printing was doing the printing. When do you need the mailing list?
Me (madly needing an adult beverage with an umbrella in it): Thursday
Her: Ok. Attached is the mailing list.
Some days, I swear
I'm on Punked.