“What, what?” Violet said, annoyed as she could be and looking around for the person interrupting her work. Didn’t everybody around here know the hanging basket Poinsettia displays needed extra attention at this crucial moment in their development?
“What is it, Julie?” she said, trying and failing to keep her irritation to a minimum.
“Just thought you might want to know your ass is ringing,” Julie relied.
“Excuse me?” Violet said, then she heard it. Her cell phone was ringing in her back pocket. “Oh! It might be Garret needing me.”