Scene: Telephone conversation.
Junior who works for Mine Host's Lawyer.
Mine Host: [answers the phone] Hello.
Law firm junior: This is Junior Lawyer, on the team of Mr. Bigtime Partner, whom you've been repeatedly attempting to contact by telephone. Regretably he's not available today, is it okay if he telephones you on Monday, or is there something I can help you with today?
Mine Host: There is little you can do today, thank you, just so long as Mr. Bigtime Partner took the required action to handle the opposing lawyers before yesterday's 5pm deadline.
Law firm junior: ......[...extended silence...].........[...very extended...]......
Law firm junior: .....I've written into Mr. Bigtime Partner's diary that he should phone you on Monday..
So continues life as a client of one of the nation's leading law firms.