1. Past Tenses | 2. Have | 3. Success & Failure
DAVID tells his story
ANNE What happened? Why did you stop writing?
DAVID I started my course at University. It was very difficult. Computer science isn’t for me.
ANNE Did you fail your exams?
DAVID Yes. I let everyone down. I just wanted to die. Dad must be so angry.
ANNE He’s just worried about you, David.
DAVID I didn’t know what to do. I was so confused. I had to find a job. I couldn’t use father’s money any more. So, I applied for a job at the Markets. Phil was very kind. He agreed to give me a job if I could get a working visa.
ANNE How did you?
DAVID I went home and applied for it.
ANNE You mean you went back to Singapore?
DAVID Yes. I was too ashamed to see anyone. I’m such a failure.
ROSE takes David’s hand.
ROSE I don’t think you’re a failure.
DAVID Anyway, I returned here, and I started work. I met Rose, we moved in together, and, well, then Sam came along.
STEVE It’s an amazing story.
SARAH I think it’s wonderful.
DAVID Mum and dad won’t think it’s that wonderful.
ANNE They’ll be so relieved you’re safe. We didn’t know what to think, David.