Solicitor: So, I heard today that you're not staying on here forever. Are you sure you can't make this a permanent arrangement?
Me: Oh no sorry. You see, I'm a writer and I really need to start editing my novel. January is really the longest length of time I can be away from it.
Solicitor: Wow, a writer! That's great that you're following your dream amongst us Diet Coke girls.
Me: *Snort* You're a solicitor! Give yourself some credit.
Solicitor: Well, when you're ready to come back to work please give us a call and we'll sort you out.
Me: Thank you. I'm just so touched that you're going to all this trouble for me.
Solicitor: No problem...hang on. I suppose a three day week wouldn't be suitable...
Me: *hurriedly puts up poker face* Hmm. Actually that could work...
Solicitor: Really? I'd have to talk to the other solicitor and HR, but I'm sure we can sort something out. Leave it with me.
Me: Thank you.
*Leaves office and does an internal "WOOHOO!" at her desk*