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does "from her table"= a table near her? Otherwise, tonight’s crowd leaned heavy on beer and wine. She kept her tables happy—casually flirting with guys, complimenting girls on hair or shoes, laughing at jokes, quick conversations with familiar faces. She enjoyed the work, the noise and the hustle. She liked the people-watching, the speculating. The stone-cold-sober DD from her table of five channeled any desire he might have had for beer into hitting on a nearby table of girls, par-ticularly the milk-skinned redhead. From her reaction, the way the two of them danced, the whispers when the girl group trooped off as a pack for the ladies’, Abra figured the DD might just get lucky later.i don't get this part, is the DD sat in a table of five? this table is near Abra? then the DD want to hit on the milk-skinned readhead girl next table? or, does this DD actually sat with the readhead girl, and he is trying to pursue her?
2015年6月1日 13:41
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Ruthi is right: the narrator is a waitress, and is serving the table in question. In common English, if a server is assigned to a table, then the server "has" that table. A DD is a designated driver - the person who isn't drinking, who will then safely get everyone home at the end of the night. In this case, it's meant to emphasize that this person ISN'T drunk, while everyone else probably is. According to the story, the DD is hitting on the redheaded girl, and the narrator mentions how they have been dancing together. In fact, the narrator thinks that the DD is going to be successful, from the reactions that she's seeing from the redhead and her friends.
2015年6月1日
Abra is a waitress in a large bar, and she has been allocated a number of tables to serve. These are all 'her' tables, and she moves around them serving drinks. Other waiting staff would also have 'their' tables in other parts of the bar. These tables are presumably of different sizes. The phrase 'her table of five' means the five-seater table which is Abra is in charge of serving. There are five men sitting at this table, four of them drinking alcohol and one - the designating driver (DD) - who is having only soft drinks. At a table near to this one there is a table of girls, and the DD is 'hitting on' these girls, particularly the redhead.
2015年6月1日
"The stone-cold-sober DD from her table of five channeled any desire he might have had for beer into hitting on a nearby table of girls, par-ticularly the milk-skinned redhead." The DD is sitting at the waitresses table of five and is indeed showing desire to hit on a redhead sitting in a nearby table.
2015年6月1日
thank you so much
2015年6月1日
The DD is sitting at one table and not drinking and planning to hit on the girls on the other table, mainly the red headed girl, and from her reactions Abra gets the impression that she is interested in him.They are not sitting at the same table.The DD is on one table of five and the red headed girl is sitting at a nearby table of girls.
2015年6月1日
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