You’re back from vacation, but now you’ve got so much work to catch up on, the last thing you can do is answer the new email that is coming in. Buy a little more time with the handy little stall tactic. Be warned: honesty isn’t always the best policy and it may backfire. In which case we take no responsibility for whatever happens next.
SUBJECT: your email
So, Hawai’i was great. Aloha and mahalo for your email. I’m still catching up on the emails that were sent over the last four weeks (maybe I should have been checking email on my vacation after all! 😉 ).
Anyway–please bear with me as I work through my inbox! I’m sure I’ll get to your inbox before I go on Thanksgiving break.