Today was the day at work when I needed to inform folks that I'd be leaving in two weeks. I'm not one much for good-byes, but I can send an email as well as anyone.
I perused my "Sent" folder and slowly assembled a list of folks who might actually give a crap if I left the company. I included various programmers, testers, some managers, and a couple of VPs. It was a pretty long "To:" list but I didn't want to offend anyone by leaving someone important off.
I then tried to contemplate what I was going to say and realized that it was way too early to say good-bye. What's the point of that when I'm still going to be working there for another couple weeks? Instead, I needed to send a heads-up email to the people I work with on a daily basis, which is a much smaller set of folks than I had in my "To:" list. I decided to save this email for a couple weeks and start a new one instead for today.
I fumbled around looking for the "Save This Email For A Few Days" button and then suddenly the email disappeared. *Poof*.
I looked in the "Sent" folder and there it was. I had just sent a blank email, with no subject line, and no text in the body, to pretty much everyone I had ever worked with at my company. Awesome. Nothing says "You're going to miss my technical expertise" like a company-wide blank email.
For the remainder of the day I had to field various replies via email and IM from folks who wanted to know why I had sent them a blank email, as though I had hidden some secret message inside my signature. (The secret is: I'm a tool! Shhhh!). So, that was pretty fun.
It's good to go out on a high note.