I do apologize to you for the inconvenience. I know you need your barbecue today, but the thing is it’s in the balcony and I’m afraid I’ve lost the key to the balcony. The issue is the only way to get access to the balcony is through the backyard and up the fire escape stairs, but it’s strongly forbidden by the landlord, and I don’t like to give my landlord a negative impression by breaking the rule. Besides, if I’m caught violating his rule, I’ll have to pay a big penalty of $200. I know it has nothing to do with you but I’m sure you’re considerate enough to see my situation.
By the way, once again, I do extend my sincere apologies to you, and I promise to get the balcony’s key tomorrow to retrieve your barbecue. In case the landlord has lost the spare key, I’ll get a locksmith to do the job today, so you’ll have your barbecue tomorrow, whatsoever.
To return your favor, I’ll buy some burger, sausage, and refreshment to throw a small barbecue party in your yard next weekend.
Thanks for understanding and appreciate your patience.