Two seconds, more than I thought, I'd get.

enkidu68

Senior Member
turkish
Hi folks, this is cited from a series named Stuck in the Middle.

Context: Being sick, Mom is lying on a bed. At that moment people of house come inside, talking. Mom says following. What I did not get is the part “I would get”.

Mom: Two seconds, more than I thought, I'd get.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Mom expected to get a certain amount of time for something or perhaps from somebody. She got two seconds more than she expected to get: (I got) Two seconds more than I thought I'd get.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    The punctuation must be without a comma: more than I thought I'd get. I don't know what she thought, but perhaps she was hoping for a peaceful lie-down before people interrupted her, but didn't think it would last long (less than two seconds). That's the first thing that occurred to me, but it's only one possibility.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I'm sure that's it. She has seven children. She never expects much "alone time".
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    She either

    - got two seconds of peace by herself, which is more than she expected. That's meant to be humorous.

    Or, with no commas

    - she got two seconds more than her expectation. If she expected ten seconds of peace, she got twelve. Also humorous.
     
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