*Insert tone that is dripping with sarcasm here*
I am writing to let you know that my husband and I are
I can't imagine that you wonderful workers in our city have nothing to do and thus the approval of our permit is being dragged out because you need to fill up your time sheets. No, definitely not. I know that you are all incredibly important and you have so much on your plate that our request for an addition is not a priority. I understand. I completely understand.
So, on that note, I am writing simply to wish you a merry Christmas and to tell you that I hope that you have wonderful celebrations with family. Have some eggnog, kick your feet up and relax. You deserve it, city worker.