Listen to a conversation between two students.
How's it going, Mike?
OK... I'm just trying to figure out what to do about this new bus schedule.
New bus schedule?
Yeah. I take a bus from campus to my job downtown.
I work there Tuesday afternoons.
But the bus schedule changed.
The bus I was taking is leaving earlier now, and I can't get to it in time because I've got chemistry class then.
Huh. Yeah, they do change those bus schedules sometimes¡ªit's inconvenient.
So what're you gonna do?
Well, I talked to my boss,
and she said I could change my work hours and work at night instead.
I'd start late in the afternoon, and then work till around midnight.
And there is a bus that'd get me there on time.
That sounds good. So you could just take a later bus to your job.
Yeah,the only thing is, if I work late at night, I'll be really tired... and I have class early the next morning.
Yeah, but do you have any other choice?
Well, yeah—another option is just to ride my bike to work after chemistry.
I'd be able to get to work on time" so I could keep my same hours.
And it's not that far"it'd take about fifteen minutes.
Hmm... that might be nice, 'cause you'd get some exercise. But it'd be uncomfortable riding your bike on days when there's bad weather.
Yeah, I'll have to think about it...