Listen to a conversation between two students.
Hey, Mike, did you finish that article you were writing for the campus newspaper, the one about the school play?
Not yet.Remember how I was going to interview the student who's directing it?
Yeah. You said that was going to be a big part of the article.
Right, and I was going to make most of my article about what the director said, since she knows about picking the play, choosing the cast, designing the set, everything.
But I just called, and it turns out she's got a bad cold-she's sick.
So you can't interview her?
Not today, no.
But I have a couple of options. I could wait until she feels better and interview her then.
It's just that then the article wouldn't be done in time to go in this week's paper.
Oh, so you'd have to put it in next week's paper then?
Yeah, and the play's opening this weekend.
I mean, it's running next weekend too,
but it'd make more sense to have the article come out before the play opens.
I see what you mean.
So what's your other option?
Well, I could interview an actor instead of the director. I talked to one of the lead actors, and he said he'd be happy to do an interview today.
Sounds good- then your article would come out before the play opens.
I know, but it's just that he probably wouldn't have as much to say as the director. I mean, he wouldn't know about everything that went into planning the play the way the director does.