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When the door bell rang at 7:45, we were sleeping. I jumped out of bed and woke up my family with shouting. Because we overslept. I ran to answer the door phone. It was a little boy who lives in the next door. He was crying and said that he left his school bag in his house, but since it was locked, he couldn't go inside. After he had left home, his mother left for her work.
I was sorry for him, but I thought it was a cute happening like a kind of things which were likely to happen for small kids.

I was embarrassed because I was wearing pajamas then, but I opened the entrance door and I let the little boy in. After I listened to him again, I left him at the entrance and I rushed to change clothing with thinking what should I do.
I borrowed a bag with a pencase and a notebook from my son and I gave them to the little boy. I tried to convince him saying that go to school with the bag with my son and my son would explain about his happening to his classroom teacher. I also told him that it was not a big deal, and I also have experienced like that when I was a child, so, the classroom teacher would never scold him.
To tell the truth, when I was a child, I left school bag in school. I noticed it on my way home, but I didn't get it back and came home. After a while, a teacher called to my house and said that I left my school bag. I replied that thank you but it was OK because there was no homework, so, I asked him to keep it there. He scolded me and said that come to get it back NOW! It was a funny memory of mine.

However, the little boy didn't agree with me and wouldn't go to school and was just crying. My son was waiting for him, but they were running out of time. I then called his mother on her cellphone, but she didn't answer. I was thinking that I would make him get in my car and drive them to school as a last resort. However, I didn't want to do this, so, I then called his mother's workplace and explained what happened and left message because there were many workers in her workplace and it was difficult to talk her directly.

Soon, his mother called me back and she rushed to come back. It was too late for school. I drove them including his mother to school and she explained why the little boy and my son were late for school to the teacher. I then drove her to her workplace.

It was a busy morning, but I thanked the little boy waking us up!






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When the door bell rang at 7:45, we were sleeping. I jumped out of bed and woke up my family with shouting. Because we overslept. I ran to answer the door phone. It was a little boy who lives in the next door. He was crying and said that he left his school bag in his house, but since it was locked, he couldn't go inside. After he had left home, his mother left for her work.
I was sorry for him, but I thought it was a cute happening like a kind of things which were likely to happen for small kids.

I was embarrassed because I was wearing pajamas then, but I opened the entrance door and I let the little boy in. After I listened to him again, I left him at the entrance and I rushed to change clothing with thinking what should I do.
I borrowed a bag with a pencase and a notebook from my son and I gave them to the little boy. I tried to convince him saying that go to school with the bag with my son and my son would explain about his happening to his classroom teacher. I also told him that it was not a big deal, and I also have experienced like that when I was a child, so, the classroom teacher would never scold him.
To tell the truth, when I was a child, I left school bag in school. I noticed it on my way home, but I didn't get it back and came home. After a while, a teacher called to my house and said that I left my school bag. I replied that thank you but it was OK because there was no homework, so, I asked him to keep it there. He scolded me and said that come to get it back NOW! It was a funny memory of mine.

However, the little boy didn't agree with me and wouldn't go to school and was just crying. My son was waiting for him, but they were running out of time. I then called his mother on her cellphone, but she didn't answer. I was thinking that I would make him get in my car and drive them to school as a last resort. However, I didn't want to do this, so, I then called his mother's workplace and explained what happened and left message because there were many workers in her workplace and it was difficult to talk her directly.

Soon, his mother called me back and she rushed to come back. It was too late for school. I drove them including his mother to school and she explained why the little boy and my son were late for school to the teacher. I then drove her to her workplace.

It was a busy morning, but I thanked the little boy waking us up!

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When the door bell rang at 7:45, we were still sleeping. I jumped out of bed and shouted to my family to wake up. We had overslept. I ran to answer the door intercom. It was the little boy who lives next door. He was crying and he said he had left his school bag in his house, but that since it was locked, he couldn't get inside. After he had left home, his mother left for work.
I felt sorry for him, but I thought it was one of those cute kinds of things which were likely to happen to small kids.

I was embarrassed because I was wearing pajamas, but I opened the entrance door and I let the little boy in. After I listened to him again, I left him at the entrance and I rushed to change my clothing while thinking what I should do.
I borrowed a bag with a pen case and a notebook from my son and I gave them to the little boy. I tried to convince him to go school with the borrowed bag, and my son, and my son would explain his situation to his classroom teacher. I also told him that it was not a big deal, and that I also had similar experiences when I was a child, so, the classroom teacher would never scold him.
To tell the truth, when I was a child, I had once left my school bag at school. I only noticed its absence on my way home, but I didn't go back for it. I had, instead, gone home. After a while, a teacher called my house and said that I had left my school bag. I thanked my teacher and said that it was OK because there was no homework, so, I asked him to keep it there. He scolded me and said that I needed to go back to school and pick it up immediately! It is just one of many humorous memories from my childhood.

However, the little boy didn't agree with me. He wouldn't go to school and just kept crying. My son was waiting for him, but they were running out of time. I then called his mother on her cellphone, but she didn't answer. I was thinking that I would make him get in my car and drive them to school as a last resort. However, I didn't want to do this, so, I then called his mother's workplace to explain what had happened. However, as there were many workers where she worked, I had to just leave a message, as it was difficult to talk to her directly.

A short while later, his mother called back and then rushed home. By the time she arrived, it was too late for school. I drove them, including his mother, to school. She then explained to the teacher why the little boy and my son were late for school. I then drove her back to her workplace.

It was a busy morning, but I thanked the little boy for having awakened us!

Re: English Corrections

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.

I have a question.

As for 'I tried to convince him to go school with the borrowed bag,....', wasn't it 'go to school'?

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That was absolutely delightful! Ha, what a great story! I'm glad the little boy woke you up.

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Hello, Always visiting.

Yes, my son had a good excuse for being late for school.
Thank you for your comment.

Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Sorry, I have one more question.

As for 'I feel sorry' and 'I am sorry', when you have a feeling for someone else, do you say 'I feel sorry' ?

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's question:

As for 'I tried to convince him to go school with the borrowed bag,....', wasn't it 'go to school'?


My Reply:

Yes, you are correct. I had missed that one.

It should have been, 'I tried to convince him to go to school...'.



Sakae's Question:

As for 'I feel sorry' and 'I am sorry', when you have a feeling for someone else, do you say 'I feel sorry' ?


My Reply:

As sorrow is a feeling, to feel sorry for someone is to feel the pangs of sorrow as if it had happened to you. It is to convey to another the feelings you had experienced when learning of the situation.

To say you are sorry is to convey sorrow felt at having caused a situation which had brought sorrow to them.


Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much.
Actually, it will take more time for me to understand them completely.

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Implied Question:

Actually, it will take more time for me to understand them completely.


My Reply:

"I am sorry" is usually an apology. However, it is often used to express disappointment in a condescending manner (ex. "I am sorry you feel that way.").

To say you felt sorry is to express empathy. It is to say you felt sorrow in reaction to another's plight.

If a person were to say, "I am sorry that happened to him.", it would imply some manner of guilt on the speaker's part.

Instead, an uninvolved person would say something like, "I felt sorry for him...for what had happened".

However, should you say, "I felt sorry for what happened to him.", it would imply guilt on your part.


I hope this explains things more clearly.

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much again.
Now I understand them clearly.
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