Have you ever gone on a trip where nothing goes as planned?
In this segment, James Menaker tells the story of a family trip… and why he now hates camping.
Before listening, think about these questions:
- What could go wrong on a camping trip?
- Why might one member of the family be happy to stay home?
Note that although James begins his story in the past tense (“I was bummed”), at about 1:29 he switches to the present tense (“So as we drive out…”). This is often done in informal storytelling for a more vivid style.