We've all been there. A colleague comes over, with half a reason to chat, but really they're just killing time.
You're busy. You have 15 different tasks due in the next five minutes. You don't have time for a chin-wag.
Instead of listening to them guffaw over some old crap, imagine if you could just hit a button that made them go away?
Well, now you can. Sort of.
Presenting: the 'Nope' button.
It's a Chrome extension that lets you, at the tap of a button, get a bailout phone call.
Genius, right? Just sneakily clip the button and you'll instantly have a reason to interrupt Maureen from accounts while she's telling you about her grand kids.
The extension is a marketing campaign by Breather, a workspace sharing service, but many seem to have enjoyed its functionality so far.
There's one issue - the service is only operational in some countries at the moment, and that selection appears to not include the UK (We tried it ourself - no joy).
We had to listen to Joe chatting endlessly about politics. It was tawdry.
But, if you're a US user or want to bookmark it for if they ever rollout UK support, enjoy!