Man gets hand stuck in loo trying to retrieve wedding ring
A man’s desperate attempt to retrieve his wedding ring that had fallen down a squat toilet ended in more pain after he got his hand stuck down it. Zhang was unable to free himself from the loo in Quanzhou, in China’s Fujian province, after getting it caught. He had to suffer further embarrassment when firefighters were called in to help him, but this probably paled in comparison to what he would have endured if his wife had found out he’d lost the ring.
Zhang, who had taken off his ring to have a shower, was discovered stuck in the lavatory by his colleagues at work after they heard his screams. They tried to free their fellow worker with some soapy water but failed and had to call in reinforcements. Fire crews disassembled sections of the floor in order to free Zhang. And although he was able to escape it isn’t clear whether he managed to retrieve his wedding ring.
desperate – kétségbeesett
to retrieve – visszaszerezni
to squat – guggolni
stuck – beszorult, beragadt, odaragadt
to be unable to – képtelennek lenni
loo – kolzet, slojzi
embarrassment – zavarban levés
in comparison to – valamihez képest
to endure – elviselni
lavatory – WC
to fail – nem sikerülni
reinforcements – erősítés
to disassemble – szétszerelni
in order to – azért, hogy
although – habár
whether – vajon
Match the beginnings with the endings.
1. My new workplace is much more lively in comparison
2. Jane went back to university in order
3. George had to admit that he was unable
4. I was wondering whether
5. Although I had warned her,
a) to finish the project on time.
b) to the old one.
c) my sister went abroad without booking accommodation in advance.
d) to study economics.
e) I could borrow your car for the weekend.
Answers: 1-b 2-d 3-a 4-e 5-c