Client: Can we meet at three?
Me: We scheduled the meeting for half past four. I’m out of town. If I try, I can be there at four but I can’t guarantee. I’m nowhere near enough to make it.
Client: But I have another meeting
Me: I’m sorry but if your other appointment called on such short notice, why did you agree?
Client: They called me a week ago.
Me: We had a meeting three days ago. Why didn’t you mention this then?
Client: I didn’t think you’d have a problem with this!