This post on Reddit is a great illustration of just how badly some people need their vacations from work. Reddit user Belacinator posted a picture of a sign his or her manager had hung in the store, pleading with employees that they don't disturb him during his time off.
The (very long, very detailed) sign reads,
(I will be on it)
I WILL BE ON VACATION STARTING WEDNESDAY 2/15 AND RETURNING ON SATURDAY 2/25.
Picture this scene: me standing on a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the sugar sand beaches, cup of coffee in hand and the sun on my face. My wife lounges in a patio chair leisurely reading a book. Then imagine my cell phone ringing the blind rage that follows.
Picture me pitching my cell phone from my beachfront balcony all the way into the briny depths of Davy Jones' Locker. Then picture a squid using that phone to call all his buddies long-distance in the pacific and running up my phone bill, a squid doesn't have a brain, it doesn't understand complicated voice and data plans.
Think once: Don't call me.
Think twice: Don't call me.
Think three times: Don't call me.
(Unless the store has burned down, blown up, or washed away.)
Tracy and Don will be here to guide you. Be good to them.
See y'all in 10 days.
Boy howdy, this person sounds like he really needs this vacation. Please, for the love of God, don't call him.