Terese: Hey Mr. Chee, all set?
Mr. Chee: You bet. Stage one of Operation Carpool about to commence!
Terese: Haha, you're a 1)riot, Mr. Chee. Common, let's get the show on the road.
Mr. Chee: You got it. We're off! Okay, exactly where are you heading?
Terese: I work on the corner of Broadway and 9th.
Mr. Chee: That's perfect. I'm meeting the wee ones for lunch over on Nelson, and ①I think that's just a stone's throw from Broadway, right?
Terese: That it is, but you gotta keep an eye on the road signs because I think both Nelson and Broadway are one-way streets.
Mr. Chee: ②Thanks for the heads up. Oh would you look at this traffic! What's going on? Traffic shouldn't be this bad on a Monday morning.
Terese: Now I know why the buses take so long. This is a 2)gong show!
Mr. Chee: A what?
Terese: You know, a gong show…confusion, chaos, 3)shenanigans.
Mr. Chee: I swear, sometimes I doubt that you young people are speaking English.
Terese: Mr. Chee! Watch out for that guy on the motorbike!
Mr. Chee: Holy smokes, he almost clipped me. ③Good eye, Terese.
Terese: I can't believe that jerk! ④You totally had the right of way, and now he's giving you the evil eye. ⑤Some people's children!
Mr. Chee: Haha, be careful, Terese, you're beginning to sound like me.
Terese: You know Mr. Chee, I'm starting to think that this carpool thing is more trouble than it's worth.
Mr. Chee: Ah, I know. I could walk this far in 20 minutes, and we've already been driving for almost 25.
Terese: Wait, that's it!
Mr. Chee: What's it?
Terese: It's really not that far from our apartment block to downtown, so why don't we start walking?
Mr. Chee: You know Terese, ⑥you just might have found the silver bullet. I could use the exercise, and it would
4)reinforce the green life I'm trying to live.
Terese: Alright, Friday we walk.
Mr. Chee: Perfect—but for now, we need to park.