Are You on Jupiter?
The automated response that you “can’t answer your email because you’re out of the country” reminds me of “days of yore” when there were no good phone connections. I don’t care where you are these days, you can answer your email, or at least the important stuff. It’s like a buyer who says he or she can’t respond to a proposal because they’re traveling. And you don’t have a smart phone, lap top, or tablet with you?