I've been busy the past couple of days working on a project with a tight deadline. Now I can take a brief break; the people I need to call for the next stage are three time zones away, and now simply isn't a good time to call them.
One time I made the mistake of calling California mid-morning my time. I got the other person's answering machine. When they called back, they said, "I wasn't in my office AT SEVEN IN THE MORNING."
Just Call Her "Crash" A friend called my wife recently to complain she'd had yet another auto accident. She's had several, and amazingly is never hurt. The last one destroyed her car, though.
Her brothers took advantage of the situation by sprawling on the ground near her substitute car, moaning, and pretending to be innocent pedestrians she'd hit.