[General] from the movie "flipped"

harriet_yang

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Dear teachers and fellow learners,

Here is a line from the movie "Flipped".
Background: The girl likes the boy and brings eggs every morning to the boy's family. Here is the line by the girl that I didn't understand:

" She (means the boy's mom) had been such a good neighbor, lending us supplies when we ran out, giving my mother a ride when our car wouldn't start. It was the least I could do. Besides, if I happened to run into Bryce (the boy), that wouldn't be the end of the world.

Why will she say that. It sounds like "running into Bryce" isn't good or something. I only saw lines like this: Ok this is very bad but it isn't the end of the world.

Thanks a lot!
 

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I don't know what their relationship entails but you are right. The speaker obviously doesn't like Bryce for whatever reason.
 

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she actually likes the boy very much. Could she be saying one thing but actually means the opposite?

Thanks for your input!

I don't know what their relationship entails but you are right. The speaker obviously doesn't like Bryce for whatever reason.
 

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I totally agree. I didn't read the full context.
 

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Why [STRIKE]will[/STRIKE] does she say that? It sounds like "running into Bryce" isn't good or something. I've only [STRIKE]saw[/STRIKE] come across lines like this: OK/okay, this is very bad, but it isn't the end of the world.
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