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In this lesson we will learn how to call the office and inform that you cannot come to work.
Neil: Hello, Mr. Carlson! This is Neil.
Carlson: Yes, Neil. How are you doing?
Neil: Mr. Carlson, I’m not well. I won’t be able to come into the office today.
Carlson: Oh! Why? What happened to you?
Neil: I fell down the stairs this morning and sprained my left leg.
Carlson: I see. So you can’t walk around?
Neil: No, it’s very painful. I think I need a day off.
Carlson: All right, Neil. Get well soon. Just keep me informed.
Neil: Thank you, Mr. Carlson. I will. I hope to be in tomorrow.
Neil: Hello. Is this Jaime?
Jaime: Yes. Who is this?
Neil: This is Neil. Jaime, I won’t come to the office today.
Jaime: What happened, Neil?
Neil: I fell down the stairs and I cannot walk.
Jaime: You should be more careful! I can’t do all this work alone!
Neil: Thanks for being so sympathetic, Jaime. I will try to be in tomorrow.
Jaime: Hmm... Well, I’m sorry. It’s just that there’s a pile of things to do.
Neil: Don’t worry, Jaime, I will take care of it when I come in.
Jaime: Thanks, Neil. I hope you get well soon.
Neil: Thank you Jaime!
Jaime: Mr. Carlson, I need three days off starting tomorrow.
Carlson: Jaime, do you know that Neil is already home with a sprained leg?
Jaime: I know that, Mr. Carlson, but it’s really important.
Carlson: And what about your job? Is it not important?
Jaime: Of course it is, but I really need these 3 days.
Carlson: Why do you need them?
Jaime: Well, my wife needs to have some exams done and we need to go out of town.
Carlson: Jaime, could you reschedule the exams for next week? Go when Neil is back in the office.
Jaime: Well, we scheduled the exams because now the hospital finally has the CAT machines. We’ve been waiting for three weeks.
Carlson: Well, in that case, it’s better if you don’t miss the appointment.
Jaime: Thank you for understanding, Mr. Carlson. I’ll make sure to catch up on any late work as soon as I return. And Neil can do some of this from his home computer.
Carlson: Good idea, Jaime. See you in three days, then.