This is an actual email conversation from work, with the names changed to keep me from getting fired šŸ™‚
“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 ā€“ 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.


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

Iā€™m assuming from the deafening silence that nobody will be attending from the company?


and the unbelievable reply:

We are sending Bob

Sent by BlackBerry


3 Responses to “WTF?”

  1. doylecentral says:

    Uh…. Sorry dude. I’ll be there. You want me to get him some decaf coffee or something?

  2. […] a great time it was. This was my first SpringOne – my first attempt at getting sent by my employer didn’t go so well. But earlier this year I noticed Guillaume Laforge’s tweet announcing the presentation […]

  3. James Carr says:

    Oh man that is good. šŸ™‚

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