Terese: Whew, wow, it's nice to sit.
Mr. Chee: ①Well, look what the cat dragged in!
Terese: Oh hey Mr. Chee, I didn't even see you there. Since when did you take the bus?
Mr. Chee: I'm off to the park today to meet up with the grandkiddies, and I like to do my part for the planet, so here I am.
Terese: ②I take it you're feeling better than last week then. That's good to know.
Mr. Chee: And what about you, miss? ③You look an absolute state. What happened?
Terese: Oh, just my daily 1)sprint to the bus. Seems that no matter what time I leave, ④the bus is always two jumps ahead of me.
Mr. Chee: And yet, if I recall, it never manages to get you anywhere on time.
Terese: Exactly! Not only did I practically just run a 2)marathon, but I'm about to be late for work—again!
Mr. Chee: Well, join the club, missy. My grandkiddies end up waiting for me almost every time we're supposed to meet up, no matter how early I try to get my 3)butt in 4)gear.
Terese: And then, to make it all worse, half the time it's like a can of 5)sardines in here.
Mr. Chee: Don't I know it. And most of you young folks can barely be bothered to give an old timer like me your seat nowadays.
Terese: Hey now, ⑤I think you're stretching the truth a little bit there.
Mr. Chee: Well, maybe I'm being slightly economical with the truth, but it sure as heck ain't like it used to be.
Terese: I really need to find a better way of getting around.
Mr. Chee: Well now, what about we 6)carpool?
Terese: That's a great idea—minus the fact that I haven't got a car.
Mr. Chee: But I do. Why don't we start going together on Mondays and Fridays? It'll give us some time to catch up anyway.
Terese: Alright, and ⑥I'll chip in for gas money.
Mr. Chee: Great! See you on Monday, this is my stop.
Terese: Bye, Mr. Chee!