While looking down into the abyss and ready to step out, my mobile rings …
Caller: “Hi, this is [name removed], Have you got a moment? I just wanted to chat about (He mentions some work related techno-babble)”
Me: “Er .. can we do this some other time, I’m currently standing at the top of a very tall cliff and am about to set out across a rope bridge”
Caller: “Oh, does this mean its not a good time then?”
Me: (Thinking: What part of “I’m standing at the top of fracking cliff precariously balanced on a fracking rope bridge did he not comprehend? … but since I need to retain a good working relationship … opted for) “No, lets chat about this some other time”
He’s a smart bloke, but sometimes ever rocket scientists simply don’t get it.