A typical email conversation with coworkers

Yesterday, regarding a presentation I am giving today:

COWORKER: Should I attend? It’s up to you guys–I have no preference either way.
ME: From what I understand, I am doing a 15 minute demonstration of the tool. I think I can handle it myself. Of course, you are welcome to join if you are interested, or just like hearing the sound of my voice (I’m considering presenting using a Scottish accent). By the way, if you do like hearing the sound of my voice, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I do too.
COWORKER: As appealing as it sounds to listen to you present in a Scottish brogue, I think I’ll pass this time…

They don’t what they’re missing!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.