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Thursday, November 29th, 2007

This is an actual email conversation from work, with the names changed to keep me from getting fired 🙂
“Bob” is my manager, and “Ray” is his:

From: Burt Beckwith
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:26 AM
To: Bob
Cc: Ray
Subject: The Spring Experience

Might be a good idea to send one or more developers to this – Spring 2.5 was just released and the speaker list and session descriptions look great.

The conference costs ~$1500, and it looks like travel costs would be around $1000 for flight, hotel, and car (assuming 1 person) with food/gas/etc extra.

http://www.thespringexperience.com/conference/
hollywood/2007/12/index.html

Burt

A quick reply:

From: Bob
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:28 AM
To: Burt Beckwith
Cc: Ray
Subject: RE: The Spring Experience

Thanks Burt. I will discuss with Ray.

and then nothing for over a week. I assumed for various reasons that the answer would be no, but the conference is getting close, so I thought I’d check and see:

From: Burt Beckwith
To: Bob
Cc: Ray
Sent: Thu Nov 29 17:44:46 2007
Subject: RE: The Spring Experience

I’m assuming from the deafening silence that nobody will be attending from the company?

Burt

and the unbelievable reply:

We are sending Bob

Sent by BlackBerry

Ray

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