It's a particularly busy week for me: on top of a few looming deadlines, I'll be at Business of Software 2008 in Boston. So, I figured it'd be the perfect opportunity to revisit some classics.

While digging through the archives, I came across this fun email (from I.Y.) that was originally published on September 4th, 2006.

From: Melinda Blevins
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:06 PM
To: All Employees
Subject: Labor Day

Just a remind to everyone that Monday, September 4th, 2006 is 
an official company holiday. 

Please check in with your manager to see if you will be able to 
have the day off.  No one should assume that they have the day 
off without prior approval from their manager.

Melinda Blevins
Human Resources Generalist