1. 85 e-mails, only 3 pertinent
2. 4 voicemail messages about stuff that happened already that i can't change
3. giant pile of crap in in-box
4. team member arrives with child in tow (you know something has gone wrong there)
5. desk looks like post-it monster vomited on it
6. different team member gives letter of resignation 5 minutes after walking in
I go away, bad things happen. There is a direct correlation; i could draw you a chart if you'd like.