This wouldn't be much of a scene in a real play because the conversation was conducted entirely by email (everything sent Reply All) between Bob (that's me) and two students (#1 and #2) working on a project in my class.
Bob: We need to meet to discuss your progress on the project. I can meet any time between 8 am and 2 pm, any day next week. Let me know what fits your schedules.
Student #1: I can meet Friday at 4 pm.
Bob: I am not available at 4 pm on Friday. Can we meet at a time that is within the range I provided you in my previous email?
Student #1: Sorry, my mistake. I can meet you Thursday.
Bob: What time on Thursday?
Student #1: I can meet at 2 pm.
Bob: I am not available at 2 pm. I am available beginning at 8 am and ending at 2 pm. I am not available after 2 pm. We could meet at 1 pm and finish our meeting by 2 pm.
Student #1: OK, I can meet then.
Student #2, having received eight emails by now: Fine.
Odds are, one of them will forget to attend the meeting and the other will show up without the materials they are developing for the project. We'll definitely be done by 2 pm.
In this scene, we observe the conversation between a professor (that's me) and a student who turned in his homework late. I'll spare you the details of the conversation - you've all heard it before.
Bob: How can I help you?
Student: I forgot to turn in my homework until after the due date. What is the penalty?
Bob: OK. We grade it with a 50% penalty.
Student: But I did it before it was due. I just forgot to turn it in.
Bob: I apply the late penalty to all student work that is turned in late. Make sure you pay attention to the deadlines.
Student: You mean that I'm the only one responsible for making sure my homework is turned in on time? It's my fault if it's late?
As the student leaves in a huff, Bob reminisces about the time he taught this lesson to another student, his son, who was in fourth grade at the time.