His chances of getting here before Wednesday? Also not so good.
His chances of getting here anytime before next Sunday, in fact? We'll have to make it a felicitous three with "not so good". (He's planning to get some much-needed car repairs accomplished this upcoming weekend.)
Problem: I want to get the laptop back from him so V can use it when she leaves on her epic road trip sometime this week, but after Wednesday.
Solution: I take the bus to the mall near his place, he drives to the mall, and we meet up there. I take the bus home. All are happy. No one dies.
I'll be seeing him tomorrow evening, then, and giving him a ring when I get there.
He was tired when I called -- we'd both been reading the same book last night, but he stayed up a lot later. We both enjoyed it.