Bronwyn was doing this week's corporate team briefing for the Acq. Team when she noticed that Mary was standing in the doorway watching. After five minutes she could bear it no longer.
"Do you want me for anything?" she asked.
"No, no, I was just watching."
Bronwyn is infinitely more polite than me. I would have asked Mary if she hadn't anything better to do. Bronwyn invited her to sit down:
"It's not a secret meeting, you're welcome to join us."
Needless to say, Mary then took over the meeting, talked about whatever it was that was whittling at her this morning, then about her daughter, then an update on the squirrel at home.
"We'll catch up with the rest of the briefing later," Bronwyn tells Betty and Noreen.