Still waiting for a reply

3:38pm text to Mark: My sore throat has just morphed into a full blown sick. Do you have to work late? If so, can you kill me? Please?

3:40pm reply: Sorry I do have to stay late. POW.

6:12pm text to Mark: I'll pay you ten million dollars if you're home by the kids bedtime.
6:40pm text to Mark: 11 million if you bring home treats. For me. Not for the kids.  AND all before bedtime.

Maybe he's not replying because he thinks I'm dead?  After all, he did POW me with a text message.