Yesterday morning, I arrived on campus much earlier than I need to for work in the Philosophy Department office. I stopped off at the coffee shop to buy coffee and a pastry, and then took both to my office 45 minutes before work start time, so that I could finish a task for a small job that I didn't list in my earlier post, and that should have been done some time ago. If I'm honest, I had just forgotten about it. So here is the conversation that I had in the corridor outside my office with a member of the academic staff in Philosophy.
Philosopher: You're in early!
Me: No, I'm not really here.
Philosopher: Ah, Ok. I haven't really seen you.
And I ducked into my office, and he continued down the corridor.
This struck me as particularly appropriate conversation to have in a Philosophy Department corridor at 8.15am.
I'm not even here now, actually...