Oliver:I've just had to tell a client that I'm running behind and I won't make the deadline.
Alena:How did she take it?
Oliver:Not so well, at first.
I knew she wouldn't be happy, so I've been in a dilemma for days:
Should I tell her now that I'm going to miss the deadline, or wait until the deadline has passed.
Alena:For what it's worth, I think you did the right thing.
It gives her advance notice in case it affects other parts of her project.
Oliver:That's what I thought, too.
I also offered to make up for any inconvenience the delay would cause.
Alena:Did she take you up on it?
Oliver:No, she said that giving me a three-day extension wouldn't set her back, but if it dragged on for longer than that, it would put her in an awkward spot, and she would let me know.
Alena:I'm glad you came to an understanding.
So you'll have it done by the new deadline, right?
Oliver:Yes, even if I have to do without sleep, food, or bathroom breaks for the next week.
Alena:That's very dedicated of you, though potentially messy.
1.running behind 落后
例句:The dog was running behind its master.
2.for what it's worth 不论真伪
例句:I've brought my notes,for what it's worth.
3.offer to 提供
例句:She embraced my offer to go to the hospital.
4.make up 组成；化妆；编造
例句:Make up your mind, you can't have it both ways.