I have a vivid memory of moving to a new school when I was young.
On my first day the teacher introduced me to the class and then asked if I'd stand and tell everyone something about myself.
Even at that age, I had a very clear idea of who I was and where I was going in life, so I stood up and announced that my name was Lenny and that I would be out of the office between 12th and 14th January 2016.
I said that if anyone was looking for help while I was away that they should contact Lindsay or Lou.
The teacher later remarked to my parents that I had a rare gift - perhaps in part because, at the time this happened, Lindsay and Lou hadn't been born.