My friend’s flatmate was working for a big advertising agency on a sponsored working visa. Apparently if he lost his job, he couldn’t stay in the country. One day he was called into the Creative Directors office and told to stand by the window and look at a particular window of the building opposite. When he asked why, the Creative Director simple said just keep looking at it.
He stood there for ten fifteen minutes while the Creative Director went back to working on his computer. He went to move and ask again what he was supposed to be seeing, when the Creative Director told him that it was really important to their next major campaign that he just stand there, keep looking and not move.
Eventually the Creative Director said okay I’m done, you can go now – providing no explanation. As my mate’s flatmate left the room he noticed that his shadow had been blocking the sun from the Creative Director’s monitor.
He had spent over an hour staring out of a window so the Creative Director could finish writing a presentation without screen glare.