欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Oliver:I've just had to tell a client that I'm running behind and I won't make the deadline.
Alena:How did she take it?
Oliver:Not so well, at first.
I knew she wouldn't be happy, so I've been in a dilemma for days:
Should I tell her now that I'm going to miss the deadline, or wait until the deadline has passed.
Alena:For what it's worth, I think you did the right thing.
It gives her advance notice in case it affects other parts of her project.
Oliver:That's what I thought, too.
I also offered to make up for any inconvenience the delay would cause.
Alena:Did she take you up on it?
Oliver:No, she said that giving me a three-day extension wouldn't set her back, but if it dragged on for longer than that, it would put her in an awkward spot, and she would let me know.
Alena:I'm glad you came to an understanding.
So you'll have it done by the new deadline, right?
Oliver:Yes, even if I have to do without sleep, food, or bathroom breaks for the next week.
Alena:That's very dedicated of you, though potentially messy.