John:'Hello, John Smith speaking.'
Ray: 'Hi John, it's Ray Carver. I'm afraid that I'm going to be late for the meeting.'
John:'Ok, no problem.'
Ray:'Sorry, I'm stuck in traffic on the M30. I've been here for 30 minutes. I'm not sure if there's been an accident or if there are roadworks up ahead.'
John:'Don't worry. Simon Jenkins is also running late. His flight has been delayed by 45 minutes. Do you know when you'll arrive?'
Ray:'To be honest, it's hard to say. As I said, I've been in the traffic jam for 30 minutes and the traffic is still crawling. Maybe 15 minutes late.'
John:'Ok, if you're going to be any later let me know.'
Ray:'Ok, will do. See you later.'
Arriving at the Meeting
Ray:'Sorry I'm late. The traffic was terrible. I hope I have not missed anything.'
John:'No you haven't Ray, we started 5 minutes ago. Take a seat.'