My Replies and What I Really Mean

  1. "I'm sorry, I can't this weekend. I have a family occasion."
    I'd really rather see my friends and ride my bike.
  2. "Got your email for the cost estimate. Will reply as soon as I get out of traffic."
    Let me figure out how much to charge for this job.
  3. "Call you back, I'm in a meeting."
    I don't care if it's 2pm on a week day. I'm in a dark cinema, enjoying a matinee screening.
  4. "Can we do an early dinner? I have an early meeting tomorrow."
    I want to be home early and watch my shows.
  5. "I'm just looking for an easy night."
    Send pizza, ice cream, ASAP.
  6. "Ok, let's text!"
    You first!