Me driving? Really!

Two elderly women were out driving in a large car. Both could barely see over the dashboard.

As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself,


I must be losing it, I could have sworn we just went through a red light.”

After a few more minutes they came to another intersection and the light was red again and again they went right through.

This time the woman in the passenger seat was almost sure

that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next intersection to see what was going on.

At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they went right through and she turned to the other woman and said,

“Mildred! Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row! You could have killed us!”

Mildred turned to her and said, “Oh, am I driving?”

Vocabulary Practice

1. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection.
What does “cruising” mean?
to move at a steady speed
to move at a fast speed
to move at a slow speed
2. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection.
What does “intersection” mean?
a place where roads, lines etc cross each other, especially where two roads meet
one of the parts that something such as an object or place is divided into
a specially marked place for people to walk across the road
3. I must be losing it!
What does this phrase mean?
I think I’m definitely starting to become crazy, insane, or mentally unstable.
I think I’m probably starting to become crazy, insane, or mentally unstable.
I think I might become crazy, insane, or mentally unstable.
4. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red
What does “sure enough” mean?
used to say that something did actually happen in the way that you said it would
used to say that someone is sure about something
used to say that someone is too sure about something
5. Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row!
What does “in a row” mean?
happening a number of times, one after the other
happening without someone noticing
happening less than five times