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    The kids is back at school after the Easter holidays, and now here I am at the hospital, me backside going numb as the wood it's parked on, I've been waiting so bleeding long. I'm telling you, me patience is getting as thin as the new nets I put up in the front room yesterday. Nearly fell off the ladder while I was doing it, I did, would have ended up crashing right through the bloody window, and that would have been a fine state of affairs, wouldn't it? I'd have been through that bloody door there a lot quicker than I'm getting through now, that's for sure. Come to think of it, I'd rather be in here for that.

    I can't figure out the meaning of the sentences in bold type. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    The kids is back at school after the Easter holidays, and now here I am at the hospital, me backside going numb as the wood it's parked on, I've been waiting so bleeding long. I'm telling you, me patience is getting as thin as the new nets I put up in the front room yesterday. Nearly fell off the ladder while I was doing it, I did, would have ended up crashing right through the bloody window, and that would have been a fine state of affairs, wouldn't it? I'd have been through that bloody door there a lot quicker than I'm getting through now, that's for sure. Come to think of it, I'd rather be in here for that.

    I can't figure out the meaning of the sentences in bold type. Please.
    The speaker is saying that s/he would get treatment at the hospital quicker if s/he had fallen through the window. S/he says that s/he would rather be in hospital for that (falling through the window) than the actual reason that s/he is there.

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    The writer would have been seen by a doctor a lot quicker if he/she had fallen through a window.

    They would rather be in the hospital/clinic for treatment after that accident than be waiting for their actual (unspecified) treatment.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Apr-2011 at 10:06. Reason: Rats! Too late again.

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    I see. "big" thanks.

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