Ah, only in medschool.
It’s not like in any other course (and by other, I mean non ‘health sciences’) a lecturer could give an excuse that would make you feel even remotely guilty for moaning about his tardiness.
“Sorry guys, I was doing an emergency balance sheet.”
“My apologies, my canvas was unacceptably soft.”
“I didn’t realize I was running late, my political party of choice was holding a public speaking seminar.”
It’s not like any of these are not valid excuses, but you just wouldn’t feel bad about being ever-so-slightly annoyed.
Unfortunately, the lecturer was not in surgery this time.
He was just late.
“My secretary didn’t notify me of this lecture.”
Ja. It’s always the secretary’s fault.