8. If you want it today, ask for it yesterday and you will get tomorrow.
This tongue twister is really the time twister that HR faces daily. Yes, this is part of the reality that all customer facing positions deal with as just another part of the job.
The opening usually goes something like, “I’ve been meaning to get this to you….and now I need it in five minutes.” There is no way to compress twenty minutes of work into five. Perhaps we need an Acme TimeTraveler.