An Old Friend.
I was on the phone for an hour. Who were you talking to for an hour? Mario, an old friend from college. When is the last time you talked to him? At college graduation. Wow, that was 10 years ago. We had a lot of catching up to do.
I am busy.
Hello Laura. I am so busy. Why, what’s going on? I have an important report due tomorrow. Are you almost done? No, and I’m starting to feel sick. You better get some rest before you get sicker. Yes, that would be better, but I don’t have time to rest.
Meeting an Old Friend
I had lunch with Maria today. Your ex-girlfriend? Yes, we bumped into each other at the mall? She’s back in town? Yeah. She moved back last month. Are you going to see her again? I’m single now, so I asked her on a date. What did she say? Yes, we have more catching up to do. Ask Maria if she keeps in touch with Anna, my ex-girlfriend.
How Old Are Your Kids?
How are the kids? They’re doing well. How old are they now? James is 17 years old. He is in high school.. Maria is 18. She is in college. Wow! They’re growing up. Yes, its true. They’re growing up too fast.
Did you hear about Sara and Mark?
No, what’s going on?
They’re getting a divorce.
Really? They’ve been married for 15 years.
Sara cheated on Mark.
That is awful!
Did you hear the office rumor. No, I didn’t what’s happening? They are going to layoff several people this month. Where did you hear this? I heard it from James. Are you worried? Yes, I’ve only been here for six months. Then I should be more worried than you. Why? Everyone likes you here. I’ve only been here for four months.
The Old Days
Do you remember when we were kids?
Yes. You were mean to me.
No, I wasn’t.
Yes, you were. You used to take my toys.
I did? I’m sorry.
That’s ok. You’re a great brother now.
Do You Remember our dog?
Do you remember our 5th birthday? Yes we got a puppy that year. I missed that puppy. Me too he had a great name. Actually I don’t remember his name. How could you forget his name? His name was Tommy. Oh yeah, it was a sad day when Tommy died. I never wanted another dog after that. How old was Tommy when he died? You don’t remember anything he was 10 years old.
How are the kids doing?
How are the kids doing? They are so busy with sports. What do they play?
Alex plays football and Laura plays tennis. You must be busy with games.
There are games every weekend. Isn’t it fun to watch? It is so much fun to watch
and cheer the teams on. I miss those days my kids are all in college now. Time is too short.
I feel stressed.
What are you doing this weekend? I have so much to do! Why are you always so busy? Because I have two jobs and I go to school part-time. I’m sorry. Did I make you upset? No, I just have a lot of stress. Can I help you? Not really, it’s just work and school stuff. You need to make time for yourself. I know, let’s get dinner together next weekend.