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129. Problems at Home
Emily sat down on the sofa. She took
her shoes. She put her feet on the
table. She leaned back. She picked up the
and turned on the TV. It was 6
’clock. The news was on three channels. She didn’t
to see the news. The news depressed her.
was usually about accidents and murders. There was
much bad news on the TV news. She
a talk show to watch. It was Ellen.
liked Ellen. Ellen was a comedian. She told
jokes. She showed animals doing funny things. She
expensive gifts to her fans occasionally. This show
a rerun, because Ellen’s “live” show was usually
at 4 o’clock. But that didn’t matter to
. All she wanted to do was relax. Her
was one problem after another. Her husband had
lost his job. Her only child had dropped
of high school. Even worse, he had left
. He told his mom he would call from
to time. But he hadn’t called in two
. She was worried sick. She didn’t know where
was. She didn’t know if he was dead
alive. Her husband said she shouldn’t worry. He
done the same thing when he was 17.
when he found out that life on the
wasn’t as easy as he thought it was,
returned home and got his high school diploma.