"No problem. Of course, I'm missing what might be an important meeting that I wouldn't want to go to anyway, so actually, having to take my daughter to the doctor is a really good excuse," he replied.
"Well, glad to see you're getting some use out of your daughter's painful and chronic condition," I said with heavy irony.
"Yeah," he chortled happily, "It's almost as good an excuse as when I was sick, except without all the pain and blood and stuff!"
We looked at each other for a second.
"Oh, THAT'S going in the blog."