As part of the Gnome's freelance occupation (i.e. any job will do), he was recently the hired help arranging a meeting for a large public sector organisation. He took it, in part, for the opportunity to meet fellow non-humans - it was for the elf service - but disappointingly none turned up (although given the appearance of certain delegates he cannot be 100% certain no trolls or orcs circumvented the invitation process...)
All was redeemed though by a moment of lunacy that would not have been out of place in a script from 'The Office'.
One of the Gnome's temporary work colleagues was looking over the laminated delegate name badges so beloved of meeting organisers when he stopped and picked one up, examining it in what can only be oxymoronically described as insipid excitement.
He nodded sagely and said 'If this person doesn't turn up I will take this badge back for my colleague..."
The Gnome looked over his shoulder and replied, "Is he called Brian Jameson then?", under the natural assumption he would be similarly named to the missing delegate.
"No... he just likes badges."
Oh, how the working hours must just fly past in such a thrill seeking workplace as that.