When you don't have time to do it the right way, here's a short-cut: poach an egg in the microwave, courtesy of The Kitchn.
You Will Need:
1/3 cup water
Approximately 1/2 teaspoon vinegar (optional)
Microwave-safe mug or small bowl
Microwave-safe small plate
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
The vinegar is optional, but it will help the egg coalesce a little better.
Step 2: Crack the Egg into Your Microwave-Safe Bowl or Mug
Step 3: Pour in About 1/3 Cup Water
Step 4: Add a Bit of Vinegar
You can also add this directly to the water before pouring it in.
Step 5: Cover the Bowl or Mug with a Microwave-Safe Plate
Place in the microwave and cook on 80% POWER for 60 seconds. Check the egg. If it is not done yet, return to microwave and cook on 80% POWER in 20 second bursts. (I usually cook mine for a total of 80 seconds.)
Step 6: Remove from the Water with a Slotted Spoon & Enjoy