"You will miss the debate, sir."
"The debate between Mr. Winship and his opponent. It takes place tomorrow night."
"It is scheduled for a quarter to seven."
"Taking how long?"
"Perhaps an hour."
"Then expect me back at about seven-thirty. the great thing in life, Jeeves, if we wigh to be happy and prosperous, is to miss as many political debates as possible."
(from Jeeves and the Tie That Binds)