Don’t we all get and make these type of requests all the time? Asking for and being asked for a very small amount of time doesn’t seem like a big deal to us - until we put a value on it.
“I keep losing this <xyz>” where the xyz is a cheap ball pen, earbuds, post-it notes etc. Anything that is that cheap is - you guessed it right - perceived as cheap and doesn’t matter if we lose it. Try that with a $150 worth Parker 51 Pen or Apple AirPods.
Do you see a point here, or a pattern here?
If you think or treat your time as something cheap, you will spend it on anything that comes to you. It will be spent on an unwanted social gathering such as dinner invite from a person you don’t like much. It could be a mindless scrolling on social media that ate up your 20 minutes without you noticing it. Heck, it could be an impromptu ping from colleague, yo…