Donna: Mum, sit down please. I’ve got something I want to tell you.
Mum: Can't it wait until I get home from work this evening? I’m running a bit late this morning. I haven't got my lunch ready yet.
Donna: No. I want to talk to you for a few minutes. You’re always rushing around since you got this new job and you never seem to have time to sit down for a chat.
Mum: Okay. Five minutes. Then I really must get going. We’ve got two new doctors starting this morning, and I want to get some stuff done before they arrive at nine.
Donna: Just sit at the kitchen table with me.
Mum: Fine. Get on with it. Stop beating around the bush. Tell me what’s wrong.
Donna: Nothing’s wrong. There isn't a problem! I just want to tell you that I'm moving out at the start of next month.
Mum: Moving out? What do you mean?
Donna: I’m leaving home. I’ve got my own place. I move on the first of next month.
Mum: Wow, you’ve really dropped a bombshell! Why didn't you tell me before you were thinking about moving out. I’d no idea you wanted your own place. Have you told Dad?
Donna: No. I wanted to tell you first. To tell you the truth, I’ve been a bit worried about how both of you would react. You weren't very happy when James got his own place last year.
Mum: Well, that was different, we’d had that big argument. I don't want to talk about that, thank you.
Donna: I’m sure you and Dad will enjoy the empty nest once I go. It’s about time you had the place to yourselves.
Mum: Are you sure you can afford your own place? You’re always complaining you don't have enough money.
Donna: No, I don’t! And I’ll be sharing with Annie from work. We’ve found a really nice place at a good price and we’ve snapped it up.
Mum: Annie? That girl who never stops talking! Dad and I didn't like her at all when we met her. She was full of herself and really annoying. That's not going to work out.
Donna: Annie and I get on like a house on fire. She’s loads of fun, and sharing a flat with her will be great.
Mum: Well, I hope you know what you’re doing.
Donna: Mum! I’m not a kid any more, and I’m not stupid. I’ve thought it all out very carefully and it’s what I want to do. It takes me more than an hour to get to work from here. The new place is five minutes away from the office. I’ll save so much on transport costs.
Mum: It’s in the area where you work? But that's such a rundown part of town. All those warehouses and factories. I wouldn't live there even if you paid me.
Donna: But you’re not going to live there, Mum, I am. Lots of young people live in apartments and studios there. It’s an up-and-coming area. We were lucky to find a place we could afford.
Mum: Well, I still think you’re making a big mistake. And what will your dad say? He’s not going to be very pleased at all! He loves us all being together. Right, what shall I make for lunch? I’d better hurry.