Yesterday I put a “back in 20 minutes” sign on my office door and went for a walk at lunch. Even though it’s cold outside, it felt great to get out. My office is located inside a public building and it doesn’t have a window, so I should be making an effort to get out for fresh air more often. When I got back I phoned someone to set up an in person meeting at my office in the afternoon, and they said that they would drop by around 2pm. I got distracted with other work and when I looked at my clock next it was 2:15. I had to pee, but I figured that the person would be at my office shortly so I could hold it. 2:30, still no show. 2:40 and I couldn’t hold it any longer so I bolted for the washroom. Of course, in the space of the minute that I was gone, the person arrived for the meeting. When I got back, I laughed and said “Oh of course! The minute I run to the washroom you show up, isn’t that timing?” He looks at the “back in 20 minutes” sign on my door that I had forgotten to take down when I got back from my lunchtime walk, raises an eyebrow and says “mmmhmmm”. I’m still giggling about it today. How silly.