Back up Goats
If Sam was late to practice one more time, Frank was going to fire him. You don't become the number one back-up band in the tri-county area by being unprofessional. He would just have to take him aside and tell him it was unacceptable. No one could say Sam had not been warned, Surely even Gracie could see the at and not be mad. Frank was just trying to keep them together, keep them working. It was a hard job to do and he never complained.
Sam was late to practice, again. Gracie and Frank had to start without him, again. Sam came in and immediately joined the singing in perfect harmony. His silken tones soothed Frank's anger and Frank forgave him, again. Plus he brought beer.