One of my friends from ParserPile was ecstatically in the process of leaving, so much so that he planned his farewell email days in advance. The only catch was that he didn’t know how to draft it. So he called me with an SOS.
Friend: Dude, need help
Friend: Something urgent
Me: haan bolo
Me: what’s up?
Me: what do you need?
Friend: Need a farewell email
Me: if it is cake…
Friend: Can you write one for me. Plzzzz
Me: you can’t be serious
Friend: Cake too..
Me: aaj last day hai?
Friend: I am damn serious
Friend: Kal hai
Me: get lost. not making cake for you
Friend: I am giving you proper timelines/deadlines. 😂
Me: I will write the email and send it to you
Friend: Thnx करिश्मा
Friend: You’re a true friend, Karishma
The next day, though:
Friend: dude, your personal email id plz..
Have written one myself.. Need someone to proof read it 😛
Me: Got it. Will check and send by afternoon
Me: check and let me know if you need anything else
Me: the personal messages are awesome 🙂
Friend: Such smooth language.. I am planning to deliberately add some linguistic errors, just to make it feel real. 😂
Me: What a cartoon you are
And then later that day, two of his team members called me, asking me to write a few lines [on their behalf] so that they could inscribe it on his farewell card.
After I had finished all of this, I realised that at least in one permutation, I wrote a farewell email to myself, and then replied to it too!