If you’re going to leave work early… make sure you leave a decoy.
Make sure its of similar management style and appearance. You don’t want your ruse to be immediately discovered. Also (and I speak from experience) better if you and your decoy are of equal skill and temperament… you don’t want to be upstaged by a garden variety vegetable. I had an unfortunate incident once where an oversize butternut solved one of our more challenging bottlenecks. It was a little embarrassing.
Also yes. This is me. The one of the left.