So it’s busy in here, really busy and I sit down at the desk and need two minutes to finish this email.
Hands are waving. I say “Two minutes!” and point at what I’m doing, and they seem to understand, except that then one of ’em says “So you’re leaving in two minutes?” And I say “no,” and think they’ll figure it out but she persists so I say “Well, I need two minutes before I can get to you, unless of course I haev to spend more time explaining that I need two minutes.”
“Don’t you have a meeting at two o’clock?”
Oh. It is, in fact, now a minute before 2:00 and this student times her breaks with when I’m not going to be there, and therefore knew.
“Say ‘thank you H___ and S_____!'” says H_____, laughing.
“Thank you, H____ and S_____” and I go to the meeting…