Hi Everyone, Could you help me understand the following paragraph please, even asking a specific question is difficult for me because I just cannot make any sense of it. So this woman had been having an affair but the lover’s wife learnt about it, so she (the woman of the story) is very upset now and shattered, and is about to tell everything to her husband. “I get home on time after another day of gathering the most trivial things in the world: pilot training, a surplus of Christmas trees on the market, and the introduction of electronic controls at railroad crossings. This made me extremely happy, because I was in no condition, physical or mental, to think much.” Paulo Coelho - Adultery I’m trying to ask some questions to make my puzzlement more clear. How can one gather “training”, “Christmas trees” and “introduction”? And why would these above mention things be trivial? She suggests that these things don’t require much thinking - how come? A pilot training and introduction of electronic controls seem quite hard to me.