Dad: What’s the matter, Peter?
Peter: I think I’m going to fail a math test, Dad.
Dad: You are? Why?
Peter: Well, I missed the bus and I had to walk to school.
Peter: I’m not allowed to get to class late, and there was a big test today.
Dad: And you weren’t allowed to take the test?
Peter: That’s right. But I know I could pass that test.
Dad: Well, Peter, the school has to have rules, you know.
Peter: I know. But they should let me take the test later. It’s not fair if they don’t even give me a chance!
Dad: Well, you might still be allowed. Maybe you could talk to the teacher after school.
Peter: Yeah. Maybe if I explain what happened, she’ll understand.