Listen to a conversation between two students.
Man: Tina, I'm so glad I bump into you.
Woman: Hey, Bob, what's up?
Man: Well, you know how I told you I could work for you tonight? Cover you shift at the dining hall later?
Woman: Yeah, thanks so much for that. Friday night dinner shifts are tough to find substitutes for.
Man: Well, actually...
Woman: Oh, no! Don't tell me something came up and you're canceling?
Man: Um, yeah, I'm afraid I forgot tonight I've got a music rehearsal for the band I'm in.
Woman: Music rehearsal?
Man: Yeah, I play keyboards for Little Rock Band here on campus and we've got practice tonight to prepare for a concert we're doing that's coming up. It's really kind of important.
Woman: Well, I don't know what to do now because I already made plans to go to the school's play with some friends tonight.
Woman: Yeah, and there's no way I can find someone else to work my shift now. It's so last minute.
Man: I'm really sorry, Tina.
Woman: Well, I guess I could cancel my plan to see the play. Go see it another time by myself since my friends are seeing it tonight. I think it's playing for another week.
Man: Or, you know, I guess I could talk to the band leader explain to him that I can't make the band practice tonight.
Man: Yeah, I mean, it's my fault I forgot and I want to do the right thing here since I did say I'd work for you.
It's just that some of the songs are new to me and tonight's our last practice before the concert. I don't want to sound bad at the show.