My company's Quality Control manager sent me the following email:
QC Mgr: On Thursday Feb. 5th, I am leaving for China for 10 days. At this time, I will have access to my emails but due to the time difference, I will not be able to respond in a timely manner. Can you keep an eye on any service notices that come in, and respond accordingly?
My response (always the team player): Will do. Have fun. Stay out of the brothels.
QC Mgr: Thanks
I never claimed to be "professional." But I am "helpful."