Dr.: Sorry I haven't had time to talk with you. I've been in Washington meeting with the President because I'm on the board at the Chamber of Commerce.
Me: Not a problem.
Dr.: Would you be able to meet on Tuesday?
Me: Yes, though I would prefer to do a different day, if at all possible. If not, it's not a big deal.
Dr.: Let me check my calender...I could do Wednesday. Wait, no, I'm meeting with a Nobel Prize winner at the University of Chicago that day. I think I Tuesday is best for me.
Me: Ok, that's perfect.
My parents know some interesting people. And, again, I believe this is how networking is supposed to work, right? Nobody can ever say I don't have a job for lack of trying.
On an unrelated note, my office is so humid my paperwork actually feels moist to the touch. It's gross.