And yet if you had no pause button and needed to take a longer bathroom break you'd be SOL. So trying the "pause" button, and you can stop far a break for however long you need.
I like breaks where natural breaks happen. Sure, if the phone rings or someone is at the door I stop where I am. But otherwise I will take breaks at a commercial.
I have been known to hit the slow button at the beginning of a break to leave the room. That way I have much longer than the break and I am not burning anything into my screen. A few times I have gotten into a conversation and it has even gone into the show. But not so far that a few presses of the 8 seconds back button on my Tivo won't set me up.