Me: What's happening with your father? I was really sorry to hear.
Anthony: So was I. What do you mean?
Me: You told me he was terminal.
Anthony: I did?
Me: You said when I called that we couldn't talk right then because you were talking with your mom and your father was dying.
Anthony: No, I said I was on the other line with my mom, and that my phone was dying.
Me: Oh. (pause) Well, I'm glad your father is feeling better.
Anthony: Yes, it was a close thing, but we're all relieved it's worked out so well. He'll never know what you did for him.