You're away from the office for a couple of days' training and what happens?
You miss out on Mary spending all day trying to get the right-shade-of-pink ribbon for her daughter's hair for a wedding she's going to this weekend, involving the Acq. Team's being on the receiving end of four 'phone calls on the subject from said child (who's pushing 30).
And the Acq. Team's picking up two 'phone calls for T.Aldous from "Joan the Infidel," who in the end turns out to be T.Aldous' wife (who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?)
But I've not missed out on everything. Rosy Denshaw has just come in to show off her new child.
"He's a bit big isn't he?" I ask.
"I'm coming back off maternity leave next month."
The little mite crawls his way into my office for a look round and promptly throws up on the floor. He shows some sense, then.