You’re at the airport, heading on a last minute business trip. You’re distracted, mulling over the meeting agenda. Another part of your brain is angsting over what you’ve forgotten in your haste.
Waiting in the security line, you notice an acquaintance standing nearby. It’s someone you’ve had a couple of intriguing conversations with, and you’re curious about getting to know him better.
He makes eye contact, then asks, warmly, “What’s up?”
Without even thinking, you blurt, “I’m soooo busy!”