I have terrible news. I went to a shop today, but crashed out without a deal. I had to walk out the door with nothing, my wallet still bulging. It was a disaster that I sleptwalked into. Metaphorically sleptwalked, that is, although nothing actually happened when I walked out the door, I just had to slightly change my plans. I even had to go to another shop, can you imagine?
So my future is gone, or so I’m told. My children’s future is gone too. Although they do have cool XBox now, which I got at the second shop for a better price. But their future is ruined, because everything’s fallen off a cliff. It was only a metaphorical cliff, mind, and only a journalist’s metaphorical cliff at that, which basically means ‘Nothing like a cliff, not even metaphorically’. But still, think of the children, and their future, which is like a trainwreck now, in the same way that it’s terrible that your old Blockbuster Video card is no longer of any use.