Anyway, in the interests of balance after yesterday's budget, I thought I'd have another stab at consulting with him (the stab bit shouldn't be taken literally) seeing as he is a stakeholder on the matter.
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgI'm sure the last time was an oversight and he'll be forthcoming with his thoughts soon ... we do all pay a portion of his wages, after all.
Subject: Stakeholder Consultation
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:00:22 +0000
Long time no, err, hear?
Listen, I was thinking that we haven't touched base for a while and, yes, it's partly my fault. I should have responded to your last silence more enthusiastically. My sincere apologies.
Now, I know you had a bad day yesterday, what with your plea for budget tax increases being ignored and all, and I just knew that you would have been ducking for most of the afternoon while Debs flew around the place in a cackling frenzy.
Which is why I've left it it till tonight to ask what you make of all that stuff in the budget. You see, if I could have been a fly on your wall at around the time that Osbourne gave you the finger, I would have done so, but unfortunately I'm not Jeff Goldblum. I'm very keen though, in the interests of balance, to hear your (obviously) unbiased opinion on events.
So what's your take on it, chum? I bet it was a Hamlet moment, eh? Oh, sorry, perhaps that wasn't the best comparison but you know what I mean.
Anyway, hope to hear from you soon as I'm sure there are many who will look forward to your reply, sunbeam.
PS You still seem to be dodging that beer we talked about, by the way. Was it the reference to arsenic? Heck, I was only kidding, dude! :)