Last week I mentioned the challenge of writing during my lunch hour at my day job - people assuming that this is a good time to interrupt my flow, as if there WERE no lunch break. I received a few interesting suggestions for cure, like taking my laptop and lunching at the nearby Starbucks, but the most refreshing response came from my fraternity brother Gary who gave what he described as the Dilbert response:
“Put a sign on your office door that says, "LUNCH HOUR -- I am currently on my lunch hour. If you ask me a question now, you will get a very plausible but entirely WRONG answer that will waste many hours or days of your life. If you wait until AFTER my lunch hour, you will get a CORRECT and HELPFUL answer. Your Choice."
Yeah, getting that printed at Kinko’s right now.