We sit about 15 feet from each other and sometimes instead of actually talking to each other we just send email. We're just tech-trendy that way.
I recently sent him an obnoxious email outlining what I perceived as a shortfall in one of his particular obligations. It was sarcastic and annoying to be certain.
This is the response I got back by email:
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Land For Mrs. Whats-her-name
Careful, I understand the 2006 Elfin High Council passed referendum #10232-a which states "The frequent use of sarcasm is grounds for coal consideration". Certainly you must be close to your quota for the year.
Sometimes I forget how cute he is.