If, for whatever reason, you show up late--especially when more than 1 person is waiting for you--you should be apologizing profusely, not making up excuses for why you were late. This isn't to say I wallow in the mud routinely, but I don't complain ad nauseum about getting some dirt on my hands. I also had no problems with voice functionality in Communicator.
it seems to be a !!! It is awful
She's there for the taking. Cum on, dudes, get a clue and get some.