You: Hey, I need to tell you something
Him/Her: Sure, what is it?
You: I apologize that I can't make it home early.
You: I didn't get to finish the work assigned to me today so I'm going to have to come home late.
Him/Her: Oh. Okay then. Just send me a text or call me when you're done.
You: Bye. Make sure to eat first and don't wait for me too long.
-end of call-