Treating an Emergency like an Emergency or Strange Priorities
I was thinking about a time when I needed some help from a coworker. He was running by and I stopped him but he quickly said he didn’t have any time for anybody because our air compressor was down and work was halted because of it so this was his top priority. He needed to run out for supplies to complete the repair and only after that was done would he have time for anything else. Fair enough. There were a bunch of guys idle because of this so I had no trouble waiting.
I saw him after coming back with the parts for the emergency repair and he had an iced cappuccino in his hand. I was shocked. The emergency apparently wasn’t too important to stop for a fancy drink.