I renewed my license today. It expires in a week (my birthday). I just happened to notice the expiry date while doing some other paperwork. Good thing – otherwise, I’d have never noticed. There were about 20 people in line. A woman said, after small talk about the lineup, “I thought I’d chosen a day that there wouldn’t be a crowd.” I replied, “Maybe you did!”
This is the kind of thing I’d normally have an English lesson on, if I were still teaching ESL.
The true meaning of the end comment was:
- You came here before when there wasn’t a crowd, and now you’re back.
- There really aren’t many people here today. This isn’t such a big crowd.
- I had no idea what to say, so I said something that makes no sense. My bad!
- There may be not as many people today as on other days; this could be a slow day, comparatively.