That's all. My boss received a request for help on a project from another department; I was cc'd. She was out of the area, so told the requesting, via reply email, I'd 'give it a shot (to finish the spreadsheet they needed help with before a specific time)'. Later she chastised me for responding in a 'disrespectful' way - a way that will only increase 'stress' on the person asking. She went on saying the person asking was 'VERY busy' and my flippant remark could only serve to frustrate him; I shouldn't be so casual in my emails. Cut and dry...that's the Army way. Can you have this for me by 1500 today? "I'll give it a shot" Unprofessional. Disrespectful. Flippant. Right. Sure. I just don't get it. rant over.