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We could do it first thing in the morning.
Janet has been replying to letters and emails for a long time. Her colleague Martin asks her if she has finished.
Martin: Have you replied to all those letters and emails?
Janet: I’m afraid not. We received quite a few letters today.
Martin: How many letters do you still have to reply to?
Janet: I still have to do about ten more.
Martin: Do you think you can finish them before it’s time to get off work?
Janet: No, I don’t think so.
Martin: Then maybe you can send them tomorrow.
Janet: Yes, why not? These letters are not urgent. I’ll do it first thing tomorrow morning.
Martin: OK. Then let’s call it quits and go home.
Why is life always rushie-rushie?
Storyline: Ricky takes a long time to finish his lunch so his wife Sonia complains that he is slow.
Sonia: You haven’t finished with your lunch yet! Are you going to sit at that table all day long? You’re so slow!
Ricky: I’m not. I hate having to rush all the time.
Sonia: But we’ve to reach the railway station at 2 o’clock. Did you forget? The train won’t wait for us.
Ricky: God, I almost forgot that. You should have reminded me earlier.
Sonia: Great! Now the fault is mine.
Ricky: Oh, come on darling. I’ll be done in a second. Why is life always so rushie-rushie?