A colleague mentioned he hadn't seen me around much to talk to over the past couple of weeks. His office lies at the very north of our long corridor; mine at the south.
What I meant to say: I regret as much as you do that opportunities to interact have been few and far between. However, such have been the circumstances of work and my mental state that I have been either busy or, unfortunately, not particularly in the mood for idle chit chat.
What I said: I know. I've been stuck up my end.