I hit "reply all" saying I was all in favour of it and got the greatest automatic response in the history of the world from Ruth.
I am currently cycling the Silk Road and will return to my desk in October 2016. If you require immediate assistance, please contact Frank Neale on email@example.com. I will have periodic access to email and will respond when I am able. Thank you.Her "periodic access to email" is obviously working as we heard from her personally later:
Aw, I'll have to survive long enough for the 40th. I'm currently cycling the Silk Road. In China now heading towards Istanbul. Eta October.I am now singing Style by Prince from the Emancipation album in tribute. You should too.