Max and Sonia wanted to go for a walk in the country last Saturday. The weather report said it was going to be a nice day.
But then Sonia remembered that her cousin was getting married on Saturday. They didn’t have a present for her, and it was after five o’clock on Friday evening.
They went to a shop that sold all kinds of household items, from lamps to clocks to pots and pans. It was a very elegant shop, and everything was very expensive.
They decided to buy something for the kitchen — a classic wedding present. They asked the man in the shop, and he suggested … a toaster — an elegant, modern, Scandinavian design.
When Max saw it, he didn’t know what it was. And the price was almost two hundred pounds — that was a
little expensive for a toaster, he thought.
Max protested, but Sonia told him that it was five minutes to six. The shop was going to close in just five minutes, so they decided to buy the toaster.
Sonia’s cousin and her husband thought it was a wonderful present, and now they use it every day to make toast for their breakfast.
What do you need when it’s raining? You need an umbrella, of course. And where is your umbrella when you need it most? Well, if you’re at home, you probably left it at the office. And if you’re in your car, your umbrella is probably at home. Life is like that, isn’t it?
The other day it was raining — really hard; there was a terrible thunderstorm. Madeleine had to go out — to her yoga lesson — and of course she needed an umbrella. Now, Madeleine always keeps her umbrella in the umbrella stand in the hall, but yesterday she couldn’t find it. This was very strange, because she never puts her umbrella anywhere else.
Roger was at home, so of course Madeleine asked him if he knew where her umbrella was. He did, in fact, know where it was, but he didn’t want to tell her: It was at his office! You see, last week Roger left his umbrella at the office. Then, a couple of days ago — they’re having some very bad weather in England this week — he took Madeleine’s umbrella… and he left that at the office too. So there were two umbrellas at Roger’s office, and none at home, when they were needed. Life is like that, isn’t it?