Please run the short query first, then the long query. This way you can gloat over the load time of the short query, if applicable. Then you can go on your tea run while the long query loads. You know the load time of the long query already. It is about a cup of tea.
In other news, my faith in certain things has been restored by a good sleep. Dare I hope this is PMS? But a nightmare of that type is a nightmare of that type, and I must address it.
There are a lot of calculations in this query, so it does take a while, but it won't be half so long as the other damn query. That means that I'll be able to load it up with other stuff! ...Or maybe not; maybe I'll just shove it all into ... hey done! ... Excel. And crunch in there.
Reminder: if I am going to have a toothbrush and stuff like that in my purse, I need to put one of the random bags in there.
I have no idea what is going on with this interviewer, except that he needs to stay on task.