Mr. Apoidea: "I'm not sure I'll be able to make it. I'm being stalked by bees."
Mary: "Excuse me?"
Mr. Apoidea: "There are bees following me, whenever I leave my house. I've been stung a few times this week. You'd think I'd bathed in honey or something."
Mary: "Okay, so would..."
Mr. Apoidea: "I'm hiding in my basement now, and they haven't found me yet. I'm going to stay here for a few days to see if they leave, and will call you when I'm ready to come in."