I piggybacked my way into the building and picked the lock to the executive office space. I saw that one of the VP's office doors was open and the office was unoccupied. After a minute in the office, I heard the receptionist return to her desk outside of the VP office. I took a business card off the VP’s desk, noticing that the receptionist is looking in. With a smile I acknowledge her, “I am looking for John Doe. This is his office, right?”
“Yes, but he is in a meeting in the conference room. Did you have an appointment?”
“Kind of. I was supposed to install an encryption client on his laptop today. It would only take a moment.”
“Well, he should be back in about an hour or so. Would you be able to come back then?”
“I have a lot of systems to work on and I would like to go ahead and knock his out while I’m here. I will be heading back to corporate early tomorrow, and I still have a lot to do.”
“Well, let me ask him and see what he says.” She got up and made her way down the hall to the conference room. At this point, I could leave and risk compromising the engagement or gamble with luck.
A few minutes later, she returns and says, “He said that he put a ticket in for something like that, three weeks ago." Concerned, I followed up with a sympathetic, “Yeah, we’ve been a little backed up; hence the time crunch. Could you let me get the serial number off the bottom of the laptop?” I asked. “I want at least some proof that I came by.” I then started to make my way to the office. Although hesitant, the receptionist follows, smiles, nods, unmounts the laptop and hands it to me.