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"Can he call you back? He's writing a property."
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"He's cooing on the ledge. May I take a message?"
"Can we get back to you? He seems to have stepped away from his trousers."
"He's out leaving wads of gum everywhere."
"She's in the bathroom, enjoying our new Japanese toilet."
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"Dave's away from his desk, I'm afraid. Can I take a message, or read you his browser history."
"Mr. Curtis can't come to the phone right now. He's in the time-out chair."
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"I'm sorry, sir, but Professor Dornley does not wish to be distracted for the duration of the winter."
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"Edgar isn't here. He's working out with the Dallas Cowboys."
"Your daughter called—you promised to play phone tag with her today."
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"Mr. Estes is unavailable. He's still pending."
"No, I'm Moby Fred, but I'll be glad to take a message."
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"Can Hiram call you back? He's adjusting our solar panels."
"He's in the counting house. That's Extension 5198."
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"I'm sorry, but he's having his teeth filed to needle-sharp points. Can I take a message?"
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'I won't be taking any more calls today. I threw my phone out the window.'
"Mr. Hazlett is in conference right now. Would you care to see his evil twin?"
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'He's on one of his silly crusades - May I take a message?'
'Can I take a message? He's away from his desk right now.'
'It's for you — are you home?'
Can I call you back, dear? — I'm right in the middle of something.
"Don't worry, I'll make sure she sees it"