Me: Sorry, I have these two meetings I really can't reschedule or skip, so I can't start for several hours.
Team: ZOMG what will we do what will we DOOOOOO!
Me: You can wait, or have a poke at it. I'll skip the 4 PM team meeting and work on that since it's higher priority.
Team: That doesn't sound good either.
Me: Off to my meetings, see you at 4.
Team: ZOMG the data is FUXX0red do not do any testing yet! But you can go to our team meeting.
Me: is it done yet?
Harried DBA: No.
Me: Right. So I'm going home now.
DBA: It'll be ready for you first thing!