079. Let’s Go to Vegas!

Gap-fill exercise

Sandra had not been to Las Vegas in than a year. She was excited. Her sister was coming by to pick her up in ten minutes. Sandra finished putting her toothbrush and into her travel bag; those were the last items on her “to pack” list.
She had ahead, of course, to get a room for and herself. The hotel told her that no rooms were available at the price that was in the newspaper. This was no surprise to . So, she put down a $100 nonrefundable deposit a room for two nights. The cost for nights was going to be $200 plus taxes, , and other fees.
She looked at her watch. was late, of course. Sandra had forgotten to Janice of today’s departure time. To put it , Janice was not exactly the most organized person the world. Sandra called Janice up. She left short message: “Where are you? It’s time to to Vegas!”
A few minutes later, Janice called . She had a big problem—a schedule conflict. She already promised to attend her daughter’s eighth-grade graduation this very weekend.
“Oh, Sandra, I’m so sorry,” said. “I know how much you had wanted do this. I thought Alice’s graduation ceremony and were next week. I get so confused sometimes. ’ll make this up to you, I promise. Maybe can call up Lily; she might be available, though it’s really short notice. If not, don’t , I’ll pay you for everything and we can plans again.”
Sandra sighed and dialed her friend . She wondered how Janice had made it through so unorganized.