stuck in traffic 堵在路上
Do you think you're a punctual man?
Sometimes you are sick, or sometimes you are stuck in traffic, so that you are late for work or a meeting.
It's really necessary that you should explain why you cannot make it on time.
Running late this morning?
What held you up this morning?
You have been late 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Is this going to be a continual problem?
I'm terribly sorry.
Traffic was unusually bad today.
I got stuck in every light this morning.
I had a dentist appointment this morning and it was longer than I expected.
I didn't feel well this morning, so I got up a little bit later than usual.