Student or Learner
I read it on a piece of B. Bryson's writing:
"Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly
foolish and out of touch. You proffer hopelessly inadequate sums when making small purchases,..."
I mean what is proffering inadequate sums when making small purchases have anything to do with the fact that time does march on????
I don't get his implication AT ALL.
With the passage of time, the price of things increases.
If you pick up a newspaper, not having bought one for ten years, and offer the seller the same price you paid last time, you feel foolish when he asks for five times as much.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Mar-2011 at 19:11.