Saturday, March 26, 2011
"Ok, I accept your excuse"
Yesterday, an e-mail was sent out to representatives of several countries at once from one of my colleagues in head office, a guy I get along very well with and have known for many years now, asking for a certain data to be submitted as the deadline now was drawing close.
Obviously, due the recent disasters in Japan I have not had the chance to even start thinking about it and sent back a reply that went something like this:
"Hey there, considering that Japan has just suffered a horrible earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami and a nuclear meltdown, I think that we need another week of extension to the deadline at least?".
The answer came quickly "Well, that is about as good as an excuse can ever get, you guys get another month to submit the data, but don't fret it, if you need more time just let me know".
I might have come across the ultimate excuse here to, now I just have to figure out how to best keep milking it!
(Disclaimer: This post is made with black humor and doesn't mean that I will actually mean to exploit the horrible disaster just to be lazy)