Many years ago, I was the admin assistant to my current boss. I then became business head of a department in my own right, then was moved back under her in a division reorganization. Throughout these years, she has been my direct boss, my dotted-line (peripheral) boss, and now my boss again but in a more peer-structured relationship.
Why do I mention this? Because no one ever removed my ability to see the details of her Outlook calendar from back in the days when I was her assistant.
Why does this matter? No reason, really, except that she's been through a heck of a lot in the last two months, including major car troubles, financial woes, the death of her father and the passing of a beloved dog. She's taken a lot of personal time to get her head together, and she just now left the office. Again. I checked her calendar to see if it was for an important meeting or for some other reason, and found nothing conclusive. But starting next week, she's got a series of daily reminders:
No Big Decisions: Mercury in Retrograde
From any other person, at any other time, I'd be shaking my head in stunned disappointment at such superstition. Instead, I'm sitting here smiling in private amusement. After what she's been through lately, she needs to be making no big decisions. If an Outlook reminder about a planet will do that for her, I'm for it.