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Алеша vs Владимир - Indirect Speech (A bad day)

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There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.

“Well, whatcha gonna do about it?” he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears.

“Come on, man,” the biker says, “I didn't think you'd CRY. I can`t stand to see a man crying.”

“This is the worst day of my life,” I say. “I'm a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance. I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my old lady in bed with the gardener and then my dog bit me.”

“So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I buy a drink, I drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; then you, you jack-ass, show up and drink the whole thing! But enough about me, how's your day going?”

Discussion

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/13 16:40, 2017/05/20 05:46

There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.
I burst into tears and he says menacingly what I {am} going to do about it.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/13 19:58, 2017/05/20 05:47

The biker was unpleasantly surprised. He said he {hadn't thought} I'd cry and he couldn't stand to see a man crying.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/16 13:20, 2017/04/16 13:21

I explained to the trouble-maker that this was the worst day of my life.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/23 18:43, 2017/04/23 18:45

I explained that the first that made up my complete failure was that I had been late to a meeting and my boss fired me.

AlexAlex, 2017/05/01 00:56, 2017/05/20 05:48

The second was {theft of the car} which was {uninsured in addition from the parking lot} (?)

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/03 19:55, 2017/05/20 05:50

The third was {leaving my wallet} in the cab I took home.

AlexAlex, 2017/05/08 00:14, 2017/05/20 05:51

(Shouldn't we use third-person pronouns: I → he, My → His, etc?) - {You should stick to the pronoun you started with.} {You should, but it'd be done from the very start.}

And on top of all {the wife cheated} with the gardener and the dog {was very bitten}.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/09 06:49, 2017/05/20 05:53

So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I {buy} a drink, I {drop} a capsule in and {sit here} watching the poison dissolve;

AlexAlex, 2017/05/09 23:46, 2017/05/20 05:54

but the jack-ass biker shew up and drank the whole thing! And after this tirade I, as if nothing had happened, asked how's his day {going}.

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