16. Missing Connecting Flight

A: I missed my connecting flight to Washington D.C.

B: How did you miss your flight?

A: I was sitting in the airport bar and I lost track of time.

B: Well, that's not really our fault.

A: Fine, but what can you do for me?

B: I can put you on the stand-by list.

A: What does that mean?

B: It means that if there are empty seats on the next flight out, you can get on.

A: What if there are no seats?

B: You can buy another ticket.

A: I didn't even buy the first ticket.

B: I guess you have to buy a ticket.