This situation just came up while I was at work, and I tried to wrap my brain around the best solution.
One of the people I report to asked me send my synopsis of a demo I will be sitting through tomorrow at 12pm.
Now, I want to send the synopsis as soon as possible, after I sit through the demo, but it does not need to be sent this friday.
Therefore, this is clearly an action item that belongs on my @office list. I would like to avoid a tickler for Monday because if I want to do it ASAP, ideally, right after the demo.
What I did first, and then quickly changed, was putting the project 'Send X synopsis' on my project list. I already had an action item for the project, which was the appointment to actually sit through the demo. However, I was worried that I may not look at the project list, so what I did was add an appointment right after the demo "Add 'Send X Synopsis' to @Office".
This will obviously do the trick, but does anyone have a more elegant solution for the general issue of 'add to context list at a certain time'?