I'm also lucky in that I like my job and have a good rapport with my boss. Here is an excerpt from one of our conversations:

 From: Me
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 8:46 AM
To: Boss
Subject: Holiday hours?

 Hi,

 I’m reading this riveting timecard reference guide and there’s a paragraph regarding logging holiday hours. Are we supposed to do that or not?

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From: Boss
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 10:06 AM
To: Me
Subject: RE: Holiday hours?

 You haven’t been doing this??!!  Too busy playing the mandolin, I’m sure.  Or was it taking mandarin lessons?  No matter.  Good thing it’s review time around here.

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 From: Me
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:26 AM
To: Boss
Subject: RE: Holiday hours?

 What!? May I remind you of an email you sent earlier stating, and I quote:

As a reminder, we have the holidays this week and next. Take these days off!  (More so, no time should be entered into the timesheets system.)”

Uh-huh. Makes a disapproving look, writes in his notebook, and thumbs through the yellow pages. Let’s see. L…La…Law…

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From: Boss
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 10:28 AM
To: Me
Subject: RE: Holiday hours?

 Checking for lawn care will do you no good.  You need yourself a lawyer.