1. When you set up a workspace on the dining table, computer turned on, papers sitting ready, and go away to get a cup of coffee, the cat will occupy your chair.
(Description: dark tortie cat, sitting on dining chair, exactly where the laptop and work papers are set up.)
2. When the house alarm starts beeping in a shrill high-pitched tone at 6am, and won’t stop, dragging you and your children out of bed early, when you really needed an extra hour or so of sleep, and you wait until business hours to call the alarm company, because you don’t have a manual on hand and you can’t find one on the internet, then as soon as you have made the call and arranged for a technician to visit, the alarm will stop beeping.
2a. This will happen when your partner is away.