The Great Lamp Caper

Quite possibly the funniest email thread I’ve ever seen(update: link removed to protect the innocent) is being passed around work lately. This is how it starts:

Subject: my Lamp

The lamp from my table disappeared when I was on vacations. Could you please help me to return it back?

Thank you

~Alex (Developer)

Names have all been changed and, besides possible leads on the great Lamp caper, there’s no company confidential information in the entire thread so I have no problem sharing it. To understand why this is funny, you need to know who the 2 parties involved are.

Alex is just a low level Software Developer. Possibly been here a few years, maybe not.

His email is addressed to Dave aka CEO who responds below, and the conversation continues from there.

Dave (CEO): I’m sorry about your lamp. What would you suggest I do?

Alex (Developer): I do not know… as I understand some service people removed lamps from a lot of desks. Some people did not allow them to do this, but I was on vacation. Probably you can tell me who did this, by whose order or/and who is responsible and what I have to do to request the lamp back…

Dave (CEO): On the assumption that you are serious, I have copied Carl in our real estate group who can look into the great lamp caper. I wish you all the best.

Alex (Developer): I sent these emails mistakenly not looking at where I send them. I am so sorry. Please accept my apologies.

Dave (CEO): Don’t apologize. It’s ok. Chris will sort it out.

I find it awesome that he responded and I love the responses, but I sorta feel bad for the guy because it’s been passed on to EVERYONE.

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