Answers Activity 89
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WOMAN: I remember when people used to leave their front doors unlocked. We never worried about being burgled!
MAN: That's because we didn't have anything to steal!
WOMAN: It wasn't just that! In those days people treated each other differently! Nowadays you're afraid to walk the streets, even in broad daylight!
MAN: Well, I have to admit I'm glad my kids are all grown up, although I worry about theirs now. You can't afford to let them out of your sight for five minutes without somebody snatching them or trying to sell them drugs!
WOMAN: When mine were little they went to school on their own ... I never worried about them ... and I never thought twice about allowing them to play in woods or parks, either! I wouldn't dream of letting them loose in places like that these days!
MAN: No, me neither! I know my daughter drives her two everywhere ... they never get any exercise or fresh air! She ferries them all over the place ... back and forth to school, to piano lessons and friends' houses ... and their friends' parents bring them home again! She's even bought them both mobile phones!
WOMAN: Oh, don't start me off on those infernal things! They drive me mad, beeping all the time when you're trying to relax ...
According to the woman, there was less crime in the past because
had fewer possessions.
had a different attitude.
never left their homes.
The man is annoyed because...
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