Being late is forgiven, and frankly expected, as long as this important step is followed
Sometimes the medications used to treat high blood pressure have similar effects. Don't open any of them. While there are other cutters that go for more than $50, the safe skins vegetable slicer goes for less than $20.
Chances are, if they actually wanted to see you they would've told you about the trip. Spare everyone an awkward hungover brunch and don't send that "oh my god you're here!" text.
You know they want to know, and making them ask makes them sound possessive and crazy.