My tween daughter Susie Q (not her real name) has a hard time breaking away from whatever she is doing to come when she is called. Although her excuses vary, there was a time when, no matter what I asked of her, her reply was always this:
You may imagine that grew a bit tiresome as seconds rolled into minutes and minutes rolled into…well, you know.
Which is what prompted the following exchange that took place in a somewhat public location:
Me: “Susie, come here NOW, please.”
Susie: “One sec!”
Me (loudly and emphatically): “NO MORE SECS!”