Most of the people who ever had to deal with office work can attest that handling e-mails can be a pretty boring task. “Schedule” this, “forward” that and with the number of letters people send each other, it all eventually accumulates to hours of writing and clicking and reading. And all of it is so darn boring. Well, one Reddit user who goes by a quite confusing name Sigdavtilmig, was up for a pleasant surprise when they opened one of the emails that they were expecting. Although the contents of the response were something they did not anticipate when they sent a message to Roy, the hilarious text made the inconvenience so much better. Scroll down below to read what Roy’s response was and tell us what you think in the comments. (Facebook cover image: RichardBH)

One person recently got an automated e-mail response they did not expect

The message, that was sent from a person named Roy, said:

“Hi there!

I know, I know. You got an immediate reply. And You were all like: “Ah! So he CAN answer mails!”

But alas, dear writer. I am off to a sunny island with the two people I love most. No, not Luke Skywalker and Jimi Hendrix. My wife and my son!
Nothing but a week of sun and quality time with my two favorite people.

It’s the recipe to happiness. I highly recommend you try it. With your loved ones, I mean. You can’t have mine. That’d be freaky.

“Anyway. I won’t be replying to you. Usually people write they have no access to mail or phone and we all know that’s a lie – they just don’t want to reply. I am however deleting outlook from my phone for the week and roaming is off, so I literally cannot be contacted until I am back, which will be Tuesday, December 11th.

I look forward to replying to you then …unless I get eaten by a shark or something.

If that does happen, then it’s OK. The shark would be eating a happy meal.

I only ask you remember me as a kind man who loved vegetarian curries and death metal and whose autoreply made your day a little less ‘winter is coming’ and a bit more ‘island in the sun’.

Have a great week!

/roy”

Image credits: Max Norskog (not the actual photo)

Turns out, Roy was away, vacationing on a sunny island with his family (and not Luke Skywalker and Jimi Hendrix, unfortunately). Even though the man took some time off office work, he did put enough energy into writing a lengthy automated response to anyone who’d be looking for him. Props to you, Roy!

People had a lot to say about the automated response