“Hi Sarah, listen I only have a minute. I’m about to get picked up for a blind date, can you call me in a half hour just in case it’s going badly? Yes? Ok great! We’ll speak soon.”
Raquel gave herself a quick spray of perfume, checked herself out one more time in the mirror, and headed outside to meet her blind date.
Sure enough, after twenty minutes Raquel was discreetly checking her watch. After ten more long minutes, her phone finally buzzed.
Raquel listened for a few seconds, grimly pursed her lips, and turned to her date, “I feel terrible, but my Grandmother is terribly sick, and I must go home now .”
“No problem!” said her date with a big grin, “in a few more minutes my dog was going to get run over!”