We never thought of ourselves is leaving “…Never a thought of ourselves home. We struggled hard all our lives to get by. She’s leaving home after living alone for so many years. Friday morning at nine o’clock she is far away Waiting to keep the appointment she made Meeting a man from the motor trade…
A = Alice B =Barbara
A: Hi Barbara! Did you and Raymond enjoy Margo’s dinner party?
B: No, we didn’t. It was awful!
A: What about the food?
B: Oh, the food was disgusting! We hated it. We had Duck and Banana Curry!
A: Duck and what?! Ugh!
B: I know. I don’t like duck and Ray doesn’t like bananas!
A: And their friends? Tell me about their friends. Were they nice?
B: Oh, Alice! They were friendly, but they were so boring! They talked for three hours about their house and their dog and their dishwasher! And they didn’t ask one question about us. We said very little, only ‘Yes?’ and ‘No!’
A: Oh dear! What a terrible evening!
She’s leaving home by the Beatles
Wednesday morning at five o’clock as the day begins,
Silently closing the bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes downstairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief
Quietly turning the backdoor key
Stepping outside she is free.
We gave her most of our lives is leaving
Sacrificed most of our lives home.
We gave her everything money could buy. She’s leaving home after living alone for so many years.
Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown,
Picks up the letter that’s lying there
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband,
‘Daddy, our baby’s gone.
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly?
How could she do this to me?’
We never thought of ourselves is leaving
Never a thought of ourselves home.
We struggled hard all our lives to get by.
She’s leaving home after living alone for so many years.
Friday morning at nine o’clock she is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the motor trade.
What did we do that was wrong? is having
We didn’t know it was wrong. fun.
Fun is the one thing that money can’t buy.
Something inside that was always denied for so many years.
She’s leaving home. Bye bye.
Problems with officials
A: Can I help you?
B: Yes. Can I change this jumper please? I bought it last week and it’s too small.
A: Have you got the receipt?
B: No. I’m sorry, I’ve lost it.
A: Oh dear! You have to give us the receipt. We can’t change anything without a receipt.
A: Can I send this parcel to Greece, please?
B: Yes, of course. That’s ?3.50. Thank you. Have you filled in the customs form?
A: Customs form? What customs form?
B: You have to fill in a customs form when you send a parcel overseas.
A: Can you give me a form then, please?
B: No, I don’t have any. They’re over there on that table.
A: Sorry? Where?
B: Over there. They’re the green forms.
A: That’s ?104.50 altogether. How do you want to pay?
B: Can I pay by cheque?
A: Yes, but have you got any identification? You have to show identification with cheques over ?100.
B: Oh dear! Let me see. I’ve got a photo of me and my aunt at the seaside.
A: No, no, no. Have you got a passport or a driving licence?
B: No, I haven’t.
A: Then I’m afraid we can’t take your cheque.
B: But … !
A: What’s the purpose of your visit?
B: Oh, I’m going to study English and have a holiday.
A: And how long are you staying?
B: For a month.
A: And where are you going to stay? What’s your address?
B: I’m not sure. The language school is going to find me somewhere to stay.
A: Mmm! You have to give us an address. You can’t enter the country without an address!
B: But … !