This morning I found myself with very little that needed dealing with urgently. Well, after I’d rung the chalet company, in Finland, and tried to pay the confusingly bank-detail-free invoice they’d sent through.
In order to make good use of my time I packed the notes for my speech, plus a book on learning Finnish, along with my laptop for work. I reasoned that, if there was nothing pressing on my time, I could deal with these “soft” problems well in advance and stop them becoming serious at a later date.
On the way to work the exhaust half-fell off the car. By the time I got to the cattle grids at the site entrance it was loose enough to rattle against the chassis. Suddenly my lunchtime is full to bursting.