When there is no practical way to make something happen you need/want to happen, what magical tricks have you learned to get reality to cooperate? One of my favorite ways to trick reality is when I want someone to call me, I go use the bathroom. For this trick to work, you absolutely must leave the phone in the other room. Then and only then will you get a call while in the midst of activity which doesn't lend itself to answering the phone. Care to share your secrets?