“Madge? I’m glad you picked up ’cause I can’t text. Look, I’m going to be a bit late. I lost my temper and bellowed at that woman – you know the one – for calling it a swamp again when it’s so obviously a lagoon. She’s fainted dead away, and I can’t just leave her here, so I’m dropping her off at the ER so someone can keep an eye on her.”
Glad to hear you were just swamped; after all this time of silence was worried you’d left us for good. Was optimistic and hoped you were only bogged down somewhere.
You need a little button you can press while passing that sends a reassuring message – “Don’t worry, I’m just stuck in the mud”.