He had his earphones on and was totally engrossed in the game. She walked in and put her hand on his shoulder. He moved the earphones off one ear and looked at her. “Yes?”
She asked, “Do you have an ETA on coming to dinner?”
He said, “There’s about five minutes left on the game clock.”
She smiled brightly and said, “Oh! Okay then. Perfect.” She turned to leave the room.
He called her back. “No, hon, that means dinner should be in about an hour.”