Now listen to a conversation between two students.
By the way, Frank, I heard you got a summer research position with Professor Davis.
Uh-huh. But I've got a problem.
Yeah, well, since I didn't hear from her for so long, I assumed I didn't get the position.
So I didn't apply for a dorm room for the summer.
I'm afraid it's too late for that now.
Yeah, the deadline for campus housing applications has already passed.
So what do you gonna do now?
Well, I can stay with my parents.
They live two hours from here an' so I thought I could drive, uh, commute to campus every day.
I know my mom and dad would be happy to have me over for a few weeks.
And most of my old friends'll be home for the summer, so in a way it'd be fun.
Yeah, I understand.
But you'd spend quite a bit of time on the road going back and forth. Won't you get tired?
Yeah, that thought did cross my mind.
The other thing I could do is rent an apartment off-campus.
Besides being much closer to work, I'd also save tons of money on gas.
Uh-huh, but then you'd have to pay rent.
I know. [Audible sigh] There's always something, isn't there.