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Talking Dictionary 1028. One Door Closes, Same Door Opens


1028. He was sitting in the front car of the northbound B train as it pulled into DeKalb. The northbound R, doors open, was on the next track. He raced out of the B car to the R platform. A woman was neck and neck with him. They got to the R train just as the doors closed. He frowned. How many times had he missed a train by just a few seconds? Now he'd have to wait almost 15 minutes for the next R. Then—surprise!—the doors opened. He and the young, pretty woman entered the car. The train started moving. He said to her, "Boy, we got lucky this time." She said, "What do you mean?" He said, "We missed the doors, but the conductor reopened them for us. That's a blue mooner." She said, "Really? Not for me." He wondered, Is it her luck—or her looks? 1.1


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