今週のフレーズ standing appointment
(Teleworking and texting to each other)
Sean: Good morning, guys. I'm glad I made it here on time.
Anne: Why? Did you oversleep?
Sean: No. I joined this online writing group, and it meets via video chat from 9 to 10 a.m. on Fridays, Tokyo time.
Saori: What's a writing group?
Sean: Well, I've never been a part of any other writing groups, but in this one, people take turns being a facilitator, whose role is to give prompts, and we write whatever the prompts lead us for several minutes each.
Anne: That sounds really cool.
Sean: Yeah, it was started by a friend of mine in Tokyo and her friend in Chicago. There are probably about 20 members from around the world who are participating in it.
Saori: And do you share what you write with each other?
Sean: We can if we want to, but we don't have to.
Anne: So now you have a standing appointment every Friday morning before work.
Sean: Yeah. But everyone seems to be very mindful of time, so I don't think I'll ever have to duck out before a writing group session ends, or be late for work.
Kobayashi Chikako さんの「英会話 He Said, She Said 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ」は毎日ウィークリーで毎月第1・3週に掲載中です。