See, this is why I shouldn't be allowed to be in charge of people. Yesterday I was not getting shit done. It just wasn't happening and was not making any progress with my lecture for today. Between my lack of motivation, a bunch of distractions and being asked to do stupid things, frustration was running high in my office. Oddly enough, my two students had also hit the wall in the tasks that they were working on. Rather than get us all back on track and productive again, I asked "who needs a 3:30 beer?"
Needless to say the lab cleared out in mere seconds and we all headed out to a pub. It was a good lab bonding experience, but it also meant that I was underprepared for class today and that one of my students missed a late-day class yesterday. Not the end of the world, but perhaps I shouldn't drag all the people around me down when I go.