I have been asked by another divisional director if he can use Thing 2 for a few hours per week during a period in which he is going to be short-staffed. It would be an interesting project for Thing 2, and I have no objection, so I called him into my office.
Me: Hey, need to talk to you about something -- Dave* stopped by to see me this afternoon about a situation down in XYZ Division. I think you know that Kate* is going on maternity leave?
Thing 2: I had nothing to do with that.