February 02, 2007

Please Be Specific

If I send you a set of questions that you have to answer before your book can be published, and you tell me you'll have the answers to me on Monday, I assume that means "this Monday."

If in fact you mean, "three weeks from Monday, maybe, if I don't decide to take off on a spontaneous skiing weekend in Vail, thus completely disregarding your deadlines, extra printer charges for a rush job, the print schedule, and in fact, your entire life," please say so. Don't just say, "I'll have it to you Monday."

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