How to reply to any request to do any work

Dear Ty Kundu:

I hope this email finds you well. I for one have been passing my days just fine, though I will be the first to admit that I find the climate sometimes not agreeable with my health (the result of which is often a change in my disposition). In those unfortunate times, I take solace in the assumption that it is always nice somewhere in the world, even though I realize that it might just be a passing fancy that I’ve picked up with the passing years! Well, I certainly do hope it is very nice wherever you are!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking valuable time to provide your perspicacious input. I know it is a matter of concern to you and that you’ve taken great pains to articulate your thoughts in a well-reasoned manner. I’d also like to assure you that it is one of my top priorities and that I will leave no stone unturned in making sure that we get to the bottom of the matter.

As you know, I am not a person who makes hasty decision without considering the full implications of what may in the future come to pass. I am sure you will agree with me when I say that we need to do a full assessment lest we make a foolish decision in haste. I must begin to impinge on you that though resources are finite, our goal is to consider the various angles keeping in mind the best interest of all concerned parties.

Therefore, I will endeavor to proceed to try to think about mulling over potentially attempting to reflect on further investigating a solution that gauges the prospect of analyzing the implications of elucidating the undercurrents and overtones of deciding whether or not the prospect of finding conclusions derived from your input merits additional consideration.

We have started the dialogue, which in itself is a sign we are making good progress. I am staunch believer that in the grand scheme of things, our intentions are noble, and that is what matters most.

Lastly, I do very much hope that through my correspondence I have been able to assuage any concerns that you might be harboring. I for one, feel much better already!

Warm personal regards,

Sunyat Sen

What? Am I acquainted with the musings of Sir Humphrey Appleby? Why do you ask?

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9 thoughts on “How to reply to any request to do any work

  1. Excellnt. May I suggest we set up an interdepartmental committee to study the various implications of the project with the broadest terms of reference?

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