I loathe this sort of passive-aggressive foolishness.
A co-worker has just done this, asking for my assistance with something fairly routine. Its a simple request, I'm happy to help, and would ordinarily reply within 15 minutes or so, but he has CC'd both my boss and his, neither of whom would be remotely interested in the detail of his request.
Now, instead of replying and helping him out, I find myself annoyed at this needless passive-aggressive behaviour and moaning about it here.
So what does STW think I should do? I'd like to point out my displeasure at this, in as non-confrontational a way as possible (the colleague is located in a different city - if he was in the same building that'd just be weird). He's neither senior nor junior to me in terms of the organisation as far as I can make out.
I'm loath to go along with it and reply in kind, perpetuating the needless CCing.
Marzocchi and urine/footwear suggestions welcome!