Listen to a conversation between two students.
What’s up, Sharon?
Oh, hey, Bill.I’m just trying to figure out what to do.
Well, I volunteer at the local elementary school because…you know, I’m an education major.
And I help children with homework there after school …
we also plan some fun activities with them on weekends.
Yeah, it’s a great program and the kids really love it.
So I was planning to take them on a picnic outside tomorrow.
I was gonna bring along fruit and sandwiches and have their parents drop them off at the park so we could all eat together.
Sounds like fun... as long as the weather’s good.
Well, that’s the thing—turns out it’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow.
Uh-oh. What are you gonna do?
That’s what I’m trying to figure out.
I could reschedule the picnic ... call everyone tonight and see if they could come to the park next weekend.
The weather will probably be better then ...
but I doubt they’d all be able to make it.
Yeah, I see what you mean. Some of them might miss out ...
Or, you know, I could have their parents drop them off at a local restaurant and have everyone meet there instead of doing a picnic.
Right and that way you could still do it tomorrow so you wouldn’t have to cancel.
But the thing is that it may not be as much fun to eat inside because, you know, it wouldn’t really be a picnic then.