STEVE： Ah！ No！ Damn it！
DEREK： It's a blackout. Now I can't see Seinfeld.
STEVE： So what？ I just lost one hour's worth of work.
DEREK： Really？ How could you do that？
Don't you save every couple minutes？
STEVE： No， I didn't save this time.
Damn it！ And I'm sick of writing this paper. Now I have to write it all over again too.
DEREK： I've had that problem too many times. So I learned to save.
When I'm writing something， I save every three sentences or so.
I don't want to lose anything.
STEVE： I hate computers. Sometimes I think they cause more trouble than they're worth.
DEREK： What are we going to do now？
STEVE： I don't know. I feel like going out.
DEREK： I wonder how much of the city is down.
STEVE： It doesn't matter. I still can go out and buy a beer.
DEREK： Maybe. But if there's a blackout， probably the pubs are closed.
And besides， I know you have a political science exam tomorrow.
I thought you had a lot of reading to do.
STEVE： Yes， that's true. Damn！
I just lost half my paper， and now I can't even do my homework.
This is a bad time for this to happen.
DEREK： I have a flashlight in my closet. If you want to use that to read， you can.
STEVE： Thanks. I think I will try. Where are you going？
DEREK： I like your idea of getting a beer. I think I'll go out myself.
STEVE： Maybe we can trade.
Why don't you stay here and read for my exam， and I'll go drink beer？
DEREK： No， it just won't work.
If I read for your exam， you won't know the answers tomorrow. I will.
STEVE： So？ You can go to the class for me.
Just write my name on the exam book and take the exam. Why not？
DEREK： How many students are in the class？
STEVE： About fourteen.
DEREK： So it won't work， old buddy. They'll see that I'm not you. Sorry.