"Oh, hang on a sec - he's just coming in."
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"He's running late this morning. He unexpectedly snapped out of denial."
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"What does it look like? I'm running a little late this morning."
"Maybe you shouldn't try to shave on the way to work."
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Man late for work stops to stare at woman.
THE MOTHER OF ALL ALARM CLOCKS
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"Sorry I'm late, chief - I fell back when I should have sprung ahead."
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"I'm running late—some people were waiting for my table so I had to take my sweet time."
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"Sorry, I'm late, chief—I had a little trouble working out my grooming strategy this morning."
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"Sorry I'm late, Chief - I had some trouble with my nipple ring."
"Yes, but you're a half hour late in dog minutes."
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"Sorry I'm late. I got caught up at home being happy."
"Sorry I'm late, I was up all night canceling celebrities."
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