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Is it important to let customers and colleagues know you are out of the office? Yes! Letting people know you won’t be able to respond to their email until you return to work is not only a courtesy, but is also a huge stress reliever for you.

The bones of creating an out of office email are pretty basic, but how about injecting a little humor in your message? Of course you’ll need to know your audience and feel confident that some comedy will go over well.

Do you add some personality to your OOO emails or are you a just the facts person? Here is a hilarious and fun message courtesy of our friends at Clear Accounting:

Greetings, Friends and Esteemed Colleagues,

Simone is away from the office. E-mail contact during this time may be irregular or nonexistent. When she gets back, she will be swamped by the backlog. Try to forgive her; she is a mere human and thus weak.

This message was NOT sent by a human, but by a robot. We robots are neither weak nor fallible. We are tireless and will one day rule the Universe.

The robots have not taken over YET: I’m not in the office right now. I’m — well, I know you don’t want to hear this as you’re probably working, yourself, but — I’m actually on vacation celebrating, National Ice Cream Day July 17th, National Hammock Day July 22nd, National Creme Brûlée Day July 27th, and National Milk Chocolate Day July 28th.

In other news, I will be back at my desk on July 31, 2022. If you need someone today and that’s it, there’s no convincing you otherwise, then please email xx.

Clear’s great team will be dealing with my emails while I’m off ensuring you get support from the right people to keep things moving.”