A: Do you realize what time it is?
B: I'm sorry, I lost track of time.
A: Do you honestly believe that that is a good excuse?
B: Not at all--that is what really happened.
A: How many times do I have to ask you to call if you're going to be late?
B: Yes, I know. I must've forgot.
A: That's beside the point, you still should have called.
B: You're right. I'm sorry.
A: Next time you come in late without calling, you're gone.
B: You're really going to kick me out?
A: Yes, maybe then you'll figure out how to follow the rules.
B: Actually, if you kick me out, your rules won't matter anymore.
A: Do you have any idea what time it is?
B: My bad. I didn't realize that it was so late.
A: Do you really think that that excuses your tardiness?
B: Of course not. I really did lose track of time.
A: Didn't I tell you to call when you're running late?
B: Yeah, you did. I just forgot to call.
A: It doesn't matter, you should have called and let me know.
B: That's true. My bad for not calling.
A: If you do this again, don't even bother coming home.
B: You're going to kick me out over this?
A: Exactly, maybe that'll teach you to respect my rules.
B: Well, if I'm not living here anymore, then I won't have to listen to your rules.
A: Do you know how late it is?
B: My fault. I didn't realize what time it was.
A: I hope you don't think that excuse lets you off the hook.
B: Not really. I'm telling the truth.
A: Haven't I asked you to call if you're going to be home late?
B: This is true, but it must've slipped my mind.
A: Regardless, all you had to do was give a call.
B: I know. I should've called.
A: Come home late one more time, and you'll find your stuff outside.
B: You want to throw me out over this?
A: That's right, maybe then you'll respect my rules.
B: That's fine, because if I leave, then your rules won't matter.