18. Giving an Excuse for Being Late to Work

A: Good morning, Peterson Industries.

B: Hello, Betty. This is Roger.

A: Hey, Roger. Where are you?

B: I am stuck on the 60 freeway. I'm going to be late for work.

A: Oh, no. Any traffic accident happened?

B: I really don't know, Betty. All I know is that traffic is crawling.

A: I will tell your supervisor you called in late.

B: That would be great, but I could tell him myself.

A: Well, normally that would be okay, but he's stuck in the same traffic jam.

B: Oh no! Really? Okay.

A: At least he'll know your excuse is true!

B: Yes. Thank you. See you soon.