Imagine that you are a new employee working for a large corporation. You have been on the job six months when your best friend suddenly announces she is getting married next weekend, on a whim. Unfortunately, the day and time that the wedding is taking place are unconventional: next Friday at 11:00 a.m. As a result, you will need to ask for the whole day off.
Your boss has agreed to give you a day off on the condition that you get someone to cover your shift and meet with clients during your absence. After checking the work schedule for next week, you notice that your co-worker who works down the hall, Alice, has the day booked off. You would consider Alice an acquaintance rather than a friend, so you are not sure what her plans were for her day off.
You know that Alice is a fan of classical music. You also know that the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is giving a special series of classical performances from next Friday to Sunday that Alice might be attending. Write an email to Alice asking her to take your shift next Friday.