When one of the senior executives of your company asks if you have "a card in your box for wife, likes golf, birthday" it doesn't pay to say NO. However I had nothing suitable so asked if he would like something made. He said yes and said he needed it by March 1st. However he then told me he wasn't in the office except Monday and I am not in until Thursday! Fortunately one of my team live nearby so now this is done I can drop it round to him and he has agreed to take it in for me. Why do I do these crazy things?