On 1/30/2013, the boss who supervises the whole old entity wrote to us, “Reminder of the retirement reception for …, …, which will be held at … from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm tomorrow afternoon (1/31).”
I wrote to her the next morning, “Is it possible to have a part of the reception during lunch time? Some people start the day early here and will be out of the office by 4:30 PM, even though they would like to be part of the reception for ….”
This is the first time that I wrote to her since she replaced the old one. I think I represent a group of people whose office hours are between 7 and 3:30 PM or 7:30 and 4 PM.
I know the old boss always writes back, but I am not sure if this one will. This is an interesting interlude in an otherwise boring day. For the record, as I expected she never wrote back.