RX: "That book you were reading the other day? About the Black Death?"
Me: "The Great Mortality?"
RX: "Yes, that one. May I read it?"
*heads up to my attic eyrie*
*am gone for quite some time*
*finally come back into office and lay book on roomie's desk*
RX: "Oh, you're back! I didn't mean for you to have to dig it out or anything..."
Me: "I didn't; it was right on top of a stack where I left it."
RX: "Well, you were gone for a while, and I thought you were having to search for it."
Me: "I was in a big room filled to the ceiling with books. How ever could I have gotten distracted?"