I regularly have to travel over to Canary Wharf for meetings.
Today's meeting lasted 25 minutes.
I traveled for two hours to get there and it took me two and a half hours to get home.
The Jubilee Line was suspended on the way, which meant that I diverted from Baker Street along the Hammersmith & City Line to Moorgate, then took the Northern Line one stop to Bank and then the DLR out to the East End.
Coming back, I did catch the Jubilee Line, but the gaps in service were such that I missed my train.
I know that dialing in or video conferencing ought to be the name of the game (the meeting room is set up for that), but it isn't, and my boss is rather self centred.
Bottom line - I do as I'm told!