Ever open a mail with a body consisting only of "can you look into this?" before noticing a mail exchange is attached, and in it is a week long discussion about an issue new to you where someone has said on your behalf that it will be fixed by the end of the day?

If I'm lucky I might know if someone - and if so, who - is working (or has worked) on that aspect of the system by the end of the day.

There are no words in any language I know that will sufficiently describe how nonexistent the chances are in any of the infinite amount of parallel alternate universes where I implement and deploy a fix by the end of the day.

But sure, I'll look into it.

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    Yes. Usually they go right into the "Bin" folder (even if they come from my boss).
  • 4
    I oissed off people like this once by setting an automatic response similar to an out of office reply. It basically said working on top priority feature till this date so and so redirect your queries to another dev. Pissed people off and I was happy.
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