Peter:'Hi John, I need you to do something for me.'
John:'What is it?'
Peter:'I need the customer report straight away.'
John:'I haven't finished it yet. You told me that the deadline was next Friday. I'm so busy at the moment, it won't be ready until next Tuesday at the earliest'
Peter:'I know I said that the deadline was next Friday, but the Service Director is demanding to see it now. Can you try to finish it as soon as possible?'
John:'I can give you a copy of what I've done. So at least the Service Director has some information. I'll try to finish it as fast as I can.'
Peter:'Thanks. When do you think that will be?'
John:'Hopefully, by the end of the week. But I'm not making any promises.'
Wayne:'Gary, can I ask you a favour?'
Gary:'Sorry, two seconds, I just need to send an email.
OK, what do you need.'
Wayne:'Well, you know I'm writing a recommendation for changes to the department. I would just like you to have a look at what I've written. Just to see if there are any mistakes. It's not urgent. I don't need to give it to my manager for a month.'
Gary:'It shouldn't be a problem. I have some things to do, but I'll look at it by Friday at the latest. Is that OK?'
Wayne:'As I said, I don't need to give it to my manager for a month. So, in your own time.'
Jenny:'When do you expect to send out the minutes for yesterday's meeting?'
Mark:'Well, I've got two very urgent things to do before I can start it. Can't it wait for a couple of days?'
Jenny:'No, it can't. I'd appreciate it if you could start doing it straight away!'
Mark:'I'm afraid I can't. I'll start it when I have time.'