due to an emergency, Caitlin, a child psychologist, has had to cancel several appointments with clients. Checking in:
"'Just a heads-up,' Anita said. 'You've got a couple of bean counters who've expressed displeasure about your recent period of unavailability.'
'Let me guess,' Caitlin said, 'Lauren from hospital admin and Phil from CUNY. '
'The lady's not just a healer, she's a psychic!' Anita said.
'I'll bet they used those very words, too,' Caitlin said. 'Period of unavailability.'
'Why say "absence" when you can use something big and formidable?'"
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