An engineer at my company learned shortly before quitting time that he had to attend a meeting. He tried unsuccessfully to locate his car-pool members to let them know that he would not be leaving with them. Hastily he scribbled a message to one fellow and left it on his desk: "Last-minute meeting. Leave without me. Ted." At 6:30 p.m., the engineer stopped at his desk and found this note: "Meet us at the bar and grill across the street. You drove."