Gerard was watching a late programme on television. He was eating potato chips and drinking a can of cola.
Before long, Gerard’s eyelids began to feel heavy. It was past his bedtime. He blinked his eyes to keep awake but they kept closing. He dozed off in front of the television. He dropped the packet of chips and everything fell on his lap. He let go of his drink and it tipped over. The drink spilled onto his T-shirt and shorts. He was a mess but he did not realize it. Gerard woke up with a start an hour later. He was shocked to find his can of cola and the bag of chips on the floor. He was disgusted to see the dark-colored stain on his white T-shirt. When he tried to move, he felt the potato chips crunching beneath his thighs. He immediately got off the sofa to clean the mess.
Poor Gerard. Although he was very tired, he spent a long time cleaning up the mess. He had to sweep the floor and vacuum the sofa. He also had to change his T-shirt and soak it in soapy water. Gerard regretted falling asleep with food and drink in his hands.