Click to use the Talking Dictionary58. Umbrellas Fill NYC Trashcans



58. She had been outside in a storm. "It was so windy! The rain was falling sideways! I am soaking wet," she said. "The wind pulled me off the sidewalk. It broke my umbrella." She changed into dry clothes. She sat down at her computer. He opened her umbrella. He examined it. I can fix this, he thought. He opened another umbrella. It wasn't broken. He compared the two umbrellas. He grabbed a pair of pliers. He went to work on the broken umbrella. Three hours later, she got up from her computer. She walked into the bedroom. She saw him working on the umbrella. "What are you doing?" she asked. He said, "I'm trying to fix your umbrella, but I'm about to give up." She said, "Give up already! I only paid $7 for it. Whoever heard of repairing an umbrella?!" He said, "You're right. These things are more complicated than I thought." 2.8


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