MY BOSS: I'm just going down to Admin, to fold these leaflets into three with the machine-that-folds-things-into-three.I'm off to London until Sunday now, to meet with sundry people and do the sight-seeing thing with B. I'll tell you all about it when I get back, but in the meantime I probably won't be reading my email, and certainly won't be updating here.
ME: [Quite sincerely] Does it really? How exciting!
MY BOSS: Right then. [Goes.]
Be good while I'm gone.