October 27, 2010

A Note to Readers

I get several hundred emails a day and often do not have the time to respond to them all. I am by no means some kind of big deal, but I also don't have a personal assistant. So if I have not responded to your email or never got around to reading a paper you sent me, have mercy on me, okay? I regularly work long hours, read 100+ pages a day, and, believe it or not, have a life outside the office. (Though I can understand how it might not make sense why I can tweet about a baseball game yet leave your email unanswered.)

As I read over this post, I realize how pompous it sounds. I honestly do and apologize for that. But as you may have guessed, I have gotten some frustrated comments recently by people to whom I failed to respond or failed to respond in the depth and length they would have preferred. Maybe I should just let Ron Burgundy handle this: