Outgoing voicemail

People trying to call me this week have occasionally expressed their frustration in the fact that I always seem to be in meetings. If they feel frustrated, imagine how I must feel. I change my outgoing message everyday, giving people an idea of when I am going to in meetings. In order to defray some of those frustrations, and add a little humor to the mix, my outgoing message today is as follows:

This is Jamie Rubin on Friday, April 27. I’ll be in the building all day today, however, I have the dubious pleasure of being trapped in meetings all afternoon.

I was tempted to say, “I have the dubious pleasure of being trapped in meetings all afternoon, when I could have been at the dentist enjoying a root canal.” But that may have been taking things too far.

Published by 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 Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.