I am on my break
Usually I run errands during my lunch break. But, a few days ago I sat at my desk and checked e-mail. To indicate I was on a break, I wore a hat.
A co-worker asked why I was wearing a hat: was I cold? Nope -- it symbolizes that I'm not slacking -- I'm off the clock.
He pointed out -- correctly -- that it doesn't successfully communicate that message, if no one knows what "wearing a hat" is supposed to mean. Good point.
So, today, I used the power of language to clearly communicate my situation.
Curiously, three different co-workers took photos with their cell phones. Lego Architect was kind enough to send me his copy. :)