What Does 'my wife has the car today' Mean Here?
Detective1: I'm sorry to interrupt you while you're working. We'd like to ask a few questions.
For your sake, I think it's best if we do it down at the station. Would you like to follow us there?
Suspect: No. I'm afraid that's quite out of the question.
I can't just leave, I have work to do. Plus, my wife has the car today.
Detective2: That's okay. You can ride with us.
This dialogue is from a movie.
Does "My wife has the car today" make sense to you? Does it sound natural?
Because it doesn't to me. What do you make of it?I feel I had been a fool. I don't know why I did have problem in understanding such a simple sentence. Thank you for your answers.