Daven encounters the ultimate Power Wait

The assistant parked Daven at the lengthy boardroom table and closed the door quietly behind her. Daven sighed. He knew he was now destined to wait for three to five minutes for his host to arrive. That was the proper amount of time to signal Alpha status without offending. Thank God for smart phones. What a colossal waste of time these Power Waits had been before the advent of convenient electronic connections. In this office, however, Daven discovered that his device couldn’t find a cellular signal. He stood and moved to the window. Still nothing. His host had achieved the ultimate move in a Power Wait: block cellular signals to the conference room. It screamed that nothing could be more important than the impending interaction with the owner of the room.

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