...begin with "it could have been worse"?
This is what's left of Molly's car. She's OK. She feels like she's gone a few rounds with Ali, but it could have been worse.
This kid can't catch a break. She was in bad shape last year, hospitalized twice, but she fought back, got on her feet and last week she started a new job, her first since November.
But it was a temp job so that's gone now. It'll be a few weeks before she can work again. And we'll need to find another car.
But you know, things could have been worse.
Things could have been a lot worse.