I've mined some Gems as a Second Language materials from a new magazine; however, I don't have it here with me. Instead, I received an e-mail from my doctor's office:
Please accept our apology, this is to inform you that Dr. S. will not able come to see all appointments on 3rd September 2006 due to the urgently thing requests.
Sounds serious. Shudder. They gave me an appointment for Monday, when - I hope - the Thing will not make any requests.