Deadline Diversion

It’s time for your coffee break. Stop doing whatever you’re doing. If you’re in a conference with a roomful of schmucks, just leave. If you’re on a conference call, hang up. If someone’s standing by your desk, picking through your candy jar with hands that she didn’t wash after using the ladies room, tell her to fuck off. (Actually, you should’ve told her to fuck off earlier, when she took the lid off the candy jar before even saying “Good morning.”)
Whatever you’re working on can wait. But this can’t.