Locked out of your office? Never mind the 100 things you needed to get done this morning.
Laundry machine broken? Forget the six loads of laundry you needed to do before vacation.
Flight delayed? So much for the five important meetings you accepted.
You do the bare minimum to get by.
Write a couple emails offline, and then mess around on Twitter. Plan the one vital load of laundry, and then catch up on sleep. Make one call, and then start an episode of TV you just downloaded.
Unexpected delays suck on the surface.
But when you view them as surprise slow-downs, it’s amazing how great they can be.