Racking my brains...
That truly is an amazing story. It’s the kind of story that films are based on, don’t you think? If it were to be made into a film, which actress would you like to portray you?
I’ve been racking my brains for a similar story, but nothing really compares to that one. The only one I know is the story about how my parents met. My dad told me this story many times when my brother and I were just kids to prove that they were meant for each other. The story goes something like this:
It was a Saturday night and my mum and dad were both getting ready to go out. My dad had arranged to meet up with a friend of his from work. His friend already had a steady girlfriend and had set my dad up on a blind date. At the same time, in another town nearby, my mum was dolling herself up to go dancing with a friend from school.
She went dancing every Saturday in the next town, but on this day her friend called to say that she couldn’t make it for some reason. My mum decided that she would stay home as she didn’t want to go dancing by herself. At about the same time my dad met up with his friend in the town, but he told my dad his blind date wasn't coming - he had been stood up. Feeling disappointed and not wanting to spend the evening feeling like a fifth wheel by hanging out with a couple, he decided to go for a drink by himself.
Just as my mum had resigned herself to staying home, my grandad noticed how glum she was looking and persuaded her to go dancing anyway. He said that she was bound to see some familiar faces at the club. So, reluctantly, she got ready and he gave her a lift in the car.
My dad spent a while walking around the town before he decided to pop into a club for a drink. After ordering himself one he saw a very pretty girl sitting by herself at the side of the dance floor. She looked lonely so he plucked up the courage to ask her to dance. Just as he was about to walk over another boy got there first and asked her. He had missed his chance! However, he stayed for a little longer to finish his drink. Then happily, just as he was about to leave he saw the same girl, sitting alone next to the dance floor. This time he wasted no time in going over to her and asking her to dance.
They’ve been married for 37 years now.
Now, some people may see this as destiny, whereas other might view this as just a series of lucky coincidences. What do you think?
Cute picture by the way!
Useful English from today’s post:
(to) portray someone (in a film)
(to) rack your brains (for an idea)
(to be) meant for each other
(to) have a steady girlfriend
(to) set someone up (on a blind date)
(to) doll yourself up
(to be) unable to make it “I can’t make it to the party, sorry!”
(to) meet up (with someone)
(to) feel like a fifth wheel
(to) hang out (with someone)
(to) resign yourself (to doing something)
(be) bound to do (something) – strong possibility
a familiar face
(to) give someone a lift (in a car)
(to) pop into somewhere
(to) pluck up the courage (to do something)
(to) waste no time (in doing something)
a series of (lucky/bizarre) coincidences
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