Can you tell me about the impact of FOO and BAR when dealing with $Subject?
Sure, it'll only take me an hour to do some research and write up the two pages. But why do you give a shit, Gary? You don't deal with $Subject. You're a fucking line manager.
I need an answer pronto!
I sent it to you yesterday, Gary. Our mail system is perm-b0rked. Here ya go again.
Thanks a lot. This sorts out the questions. I think I'm going to make you my back-up on $Subject.
You'll what? A blind, lobotomised, quadriplegic Robin is going to make Batman his back-up? Yeah, right, whatever.
But... Hold on a sec... what are all those lines and names in this mail?
Oh, I see.
Isn't that interesting?
Gary forwarded me the wrong mail. Last week it would've been the right mail; it's now wrong. It shows the reason he needed my explanation of $Subject: every $MegaCorp division had to provide this information concerning their apps and products. To $MegaCorp's Super-Senior VP. And instead of telling SSVP to talk to me, Gary's taking the credit.
$Subject may change as soon as April. Gary will pay dearly.
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