Mr. Smith worked in an office.
He had neither a wife nor children.
He lived alone in an old house.
He liked to do nothing but drink.
He spent most of his money on drink.
Sometimes he was hungry because he had no money to buy food.
He had to borrow some money from his colleagues.
One evening, he met a friend of his in the street.
The man asked Mr. Smith to have dinner with him.
He was very happy and drank a lot in the restaurant.
When they left at midnight, he could hardly stand.
The friend had to stop a taxi and ask the driver to take Mr. Smith home.
Soon they arrived at the door of his house.
With the help of the driver he got out of the taxi.
“Thank you, sir,” said Mr. Smith, “Now I can open the door myself.”
The taxi driver left, but Mr. Smith couldn’t put his key into the keyhole.
He was trying to do it when a policeman came.
“Can l help you?” asked the policeman.
“Thank you, sir,” said Mr. Smith. “The house is circling. If you can stop it moving, I can open the door myself.”