“I have left downtown and dashed to get my private jet and fly off to Rio in Brazil. They do not have an extradition agreement to force me to come back. I am going to wine and dine and have a great merry old time not thinking of City Hall for as long as I can…Assume I am not going to read your email.”
—Del Grande (Ward 39, Scarborough Agincourt), the City’s famously cantankerous budget chief, is on vacation this week. Above, an excerpt from his actual out-of-office bounce-back email, automatically delivered to anyone who sends an email to his official account.