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Funny Out of Office Messages: Top 13 Ideas for Your Out of Office Replies

From my old job at Intel this was our excitement for the day:) Here are some good (and funny) out of office messages.

1- I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

2- You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

Funny Out of Office

3- Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management.

4- I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 5/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

5- Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

6- The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this one is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

7- Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

8- Please reply to this e-mail so I will know that you got this message.

9- I am on holiday. Your e-mail has been deleted.

10- Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

11- Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.

12- I’ve run away to join a different circus.

13- AND, FINALLY, ABSOLUTELY THE BEST: I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons (while my class action moves forward). When I return, please refer to me as ‘Loretta’ instead of ‘Anthony’.
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13 responses to “Funny Out of Office Messages: Top 13 Ideas for Your Out of Office Replies”

October 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

#13. FYI, it takes way more than two weeks

September 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written aany better!
Reading through this article reminds me oof my previous roommate!

He constanty kept talking about this. I’ll forward this information to him.

Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

July 11, 2014 at 8:26 am

Hilarious. I could use number 5 for real!

Desiree Stewart
April 11, 2014 at 1:10 am

This is just lovely….it has cheered me up enormously and made my day!
Thank you!


Bill Davis
December 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

Oh, man, these are funny! I like #6 the most, with #2 a very close 2nd. I do like them all though. Thanks for the laughs!

Rob D
July 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

These are incredible. I can’t wait to use them, especially with co-workers’ emails.

May 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

#13 ROFL – I’m going to try that one direct to my business partner and see what he says..

July 22, 2009 at 5:27 am

Will be too embarassing to use no 12.

December 11, 2007 at 12:55 am

Love the humor, planning to plant one on my superiors machine, lets see the result.

August 8, 2006 at 12:16 pm

a pitty my company just made the ‘out of office’ replies external other wise i am sure i would have used one of these…may be #9 😛

June 29, 2006 at 5:06 am

im working on #12

December 19, 2005 at 9:14 am

Number 7 is all me!!!!

December 19, 2005 at 7:46 am


– jennifer

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