Grammar: Get

Kollar needed work. 'Now that I've gotten a job right away, I will be safe,' he told his friend. 'It was a simple plan: I've gotten a job, and saved money. I've gotten a ticket for the chunnel to France so I can drive to Hungary. I've gotten into the car and left for Hungary.

I've gotten away from home for two days, and nobody knows where I went. I will get back and apologize to my boss, and try to keep job.Then I can get my life back.'

His friend listened quietly, and nodded, then said, 'I've gotten you up to this point. But how about this for a different plan: you've gotten someone to go for you, like me. Then there is no risk to your job. That's safer.'

'Would you have done that for me?' Koller asked.

'Sure. Anything for a friend in trouble. Who knows? Maybe one day you could help me back.'

'Koller didn't know it, but his plan was much safer than his friend's plan.