Mrs. Batter: "Oh, Dr. Grumpy, I'm glad you're still up."
Dr. Grumpy: "I'm not. What can I do for you?"
Mrs. Batter: "I feel so terrible."
Dr. Grumpy: "What's wrong?"
Mrs. Batter: "I'm just torn up about your talk."
Dr. Grumpy: "The talk I gave last night at the hospital? Why, what did I say?"
Mrs. Batter: "It's not you doctor. I just... I, I, I wasn't there!" (starts crying)
Dr. Grumpy: "Okay... And you called me because...?"
Mrs. Batter: "I feel awful. My husband and I were planning on coming to it, but then he got tickets to last night's baseball game from his friend Ed, so we went to that instead. You remember Ed? I think he sees you for his foot problem. And now I can't sleep because I feel so awful about not going to your talk, because I knew you'd be offended that I wasn't there."
Dr. Grumpy: "It's okay Mrs. Batter. I'm not offended. The local Stroke Association chapter had announced the talk, so there was a decent turn-out."
Mrs. Batter: "You didn't even notice I wasn't there, did you?" (starts crying louder, hangs up).