I ended up leaving work around 8pm on Friday, but it worked out perfectly as I got home just as the Corned Beef was ready to eat. Vincenzo clearly was impressed that I stayed to try to rescue some data, and asked me if I wanted to go for pizza with him and his wife when we were done. The only time pizza is tempting is when it's offered by an Italian. I also knew that he was going to be going to the confocal microscope after I had done the slides, and my "reward" for staying till 8 would probably be getting to stay till after 9 before getting fed. But it's the thought that counts.