Begin phone call
You: We have an urgent meeting and I need you here in 30 minutes.
Me: I can be there in an hour.
You: You live 30 minutes away.
Me: Traffic conditions indicate a 45 minute drive, plus I need time to head out, and once I arrive, park.
You: But I really need you here in 30 minutes!
Me: Can I use the company helicopter?
Me: The company jetpack?
You: No! Be serious!
Me: Can I skype in?
Me: Will you explain to the cops the urgency after a freeway chase?
You: No. Get here. Now!
One hour passes
You: The client is furious! You’re 30 minutes late.
Me: I got here exactly when I said I would be.
You: I told the client 30 minutes!
Me: Perhaps your reality and expectations need an alignment.