心理记人:又迟到了-Being Late Again
Being Late Again
“My God! I＇ll be late again!”I said to myself on my way to school.“How can I explain to my teacher? I must find a reasonable excuse.”
My clock doesn＇t work properly? No, no. That＇s a common excuse for being late. Many classmates have already used it. It＇s clear that the teacher won＇t believe it.
There is something wrong with my bike? No, no. If the bike is seen by the teacher after school, what can I say?
I fell off the bike and hurt my ankle? Then I must pretend to walk slowly and with difficulty. No! I nearly forget it. Once Xiao Ming, a good friend of mine, did just that, and the teacher saw through her trick very easily.
I was at my wits＇ end①. I would have to face the teacher＇s reproach②.I could have got to school in time if I had got up a little earlier.
At last I found myself at the door of the classroom. I knew I could do nothing but admit my mistake. I pushed the door open and went in. Lowering③ my head, I waited for the reproach. A minute passed but nothing happened. I heard only the sounds of reading. I looked up. Why, the teacher hadn＇t come at all.
①(be) at one＇s wits＇ end想不出办法了
②reproach [ri＇pr utM] n．责备；指责
③lower [＇l u ] v．放低；低下