...Rags, but my car broke down."
"No, I mean is this Austin Carr?" Rags says. "Calling me on a Thursday with another stupid-ass lie about why he can't come to work?"
"Well, yes, it's me. Austin Carr. But this is the real deal here, Rags. My Camry's idiot light came on about two blocks from my apartment. I pulled over, and the gas station guy says I have a blown water pump."
"Shut the hell up," Rags says.
"I'd walk the fifteen, twenty blocks to work, boss, but my ankle's still sore from stepping in that sand trap last week."