Repeat A: I made a terrible mistake! B: What's the problem? A: I made the check for the mortgage and didn't mail it! B: When was it due? A: Yesterday! I thought I sent it three days ago! B: It was just an honest mistake. A: Do you think I can send it now? B: Well, you have to. They may charge a late fee, though. A: I have to be more careful when making the payments. B: Yes, you do! I'd hate to be evicted. A: Don't joke about things like that! B: I'm sorry. I'll go mail the check now.