‘Do you know what happened to me yesterday?’

‘I have no idea.’

‘And would you like to know?’

‘Yes, of course! Please, tell me. What happened to you yesterday?’

‘I decided to visit my friend. he lives on the other side of the city. But my car broke down a week ago, so I couldn’t use the car.’

‘OK, I see. So what did you do? Did you take a taxi?’

‘No, I didn’t take a taxi. I took a bus.’

‘Bus? Did you go to the other side of the city by bus?’

‘Not exactly. I got on the bus and I wanted to go to the other side of the city.’


‘But, when we crossed the bridge, something happened to the bus.’

‘Really? And what happened to the bus?’

‘The same thing that happened to my car. The bus broke down.’

‘Oh. And what did you do then?’

‘Well, I got off the bus and got on a tram. Trams are more reliable, you know.’

‘Yes, I know. So you went to the other side of the city by tram, correct?’

‘Not exactly. I wanted to go there by tram, but five minutes after I got on the tram, something bad happened again.’

‘What happened?’

‘The same thing that happened to my car and the bus. The tram broke down.’

‘You’re joking!’

‘No, I’m not. I am serious.’

‘You don’t think that…’

‘Yes, I do! I think that my car, the bus and the tram broke down because I was inside.’

‘It cannot be true.’

‘Yes, it can. And I think it is true. But I am going to try it one more time. Just to be sure.’

‘Really? And what are you going to do?’

‘Tomorrow, I am flying to London.’

reliable /rɪˈlaɪəbl/ – spoľahlivý