Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Three Things about me - week three posts A & B



“I’ve been thinking that really I need some company in my house, and you hate living at home. What do you think about becoming my house-mate?” (pg 94). This is a significant part of the book because Hilary is asking Gary to move in with him. This would bring a closer friendship between each other, as appose to just work friends. Because Gary does move in, Hilary has second thoughts about her upcoming marriage with fiancé in New Zealand.


Abacus- a device for making arithmetic calculations, consisting of a frame set with rods on which balls or beads are moved. (pg 90)
Haughty- disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious (pg 111)


As the story is developing, I’m starting to see a connection between the trainees in their personal lives other then being friends with each other. The story is slowly coming along, and I’m finding myself gaining interest. Although each of the workers relationships have similarities with each other, they all have small details that are different. Gary and Hilary find themselves now living together, and both wanting more. But Hilary is already engaged to a man that lives in New Zealand. After sharing their first kiss, her fiancée shows up at her door as a surprise. This instantly causes their new found love to a halting stop. A similar work friendly relationship gone personal is also between Sam and Rose. Even though they have at least 30 years of age difference, they become involved sexually with each other which ended up with Rose becoming pregnant. Rose, forcing Sam to allow her to move in with her and getting engaged to each other, knows that the baby is not really Sam’s. But, because she’s only in her late teens or early 20’s has no way to support the baby on her own with the real father. Sam, not knowing this at the time misreads the relationship as pure love. Which he soon realizes is only a fantasy as he is informed Rose is having intimate relationships with the real father. This results in a verbal fight between the two.

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