god damn my coworker is an asshole.
we're already super short-staffed today thanks to 1 person being out on vacation and another having a death in the family... so today he decides to not only take a 2 hour lunch (without warning me in advance), but he also leaves an hour early since it's his birthday.
the lunch thing bothers me most of all, tbh... I knew he left at 12:30, so I figured I was fine to leave around 1:15-1:30 and still have time to run out, grab food, eat, and be back before a 3 pm meeting. start getting annoyed at 1:15 when he's not back yet, and when he finally got back at 2:30, I was pretty steamed. because of that, I was totally starving and distracted during me meeting and I didn't actually get to eat lunch until after 4 pm.
had he warned me, I would have taken an early lunch around noon since we can't have everyone out of the office all at once (need at least one member of the team around in case a client calls, and it was just the 2 of us today)