Later, I found out that Joe Biden had been in Los Angeles yesterday and was leaving today. I would guess that the Vice President most definitely counts as a VIP. Or more accurately as a VP VIP.
When I told the elves taking care of the home office about the delay, they found it all amusing. Mainly, they're not terribly interesting in what's going on with me and are just interested in keeping the place open, since it gives them free run of everything, most especially the well-stocked refrigerator.