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Not exactly master of my domain

I should say at the outset that I am not using that expression in a Seinfeldian sense.

No, I'm talking about poorly organizing your organizing tools. Or perhaps I should say my organizing tools.

I was out of the office last week. Before leaving I set up that email auto-reply thing that informs senders of your absence and says when you will be back.

Well, I somehow managed to have my bounce-back inform emailers from outside the SR  that I would return to the office on Oct. 29.

That got fixed. But for that first weekend, those sending me an email were mistakenly informed that I would be away from the office for 10 months.

Then, even though I thought I updated it this past Monday, the message greeting those hoping to leave me a phonemail as late as yesterday afternoon informed callers that I would be out of the office until Dec. 17.

As one caller politely noted yesterday — Dec. 20, the 17th had come and gone.

“Are you all right?” he asked at the end of his message.

It's a fair question.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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