Remembering Things


Couple in their nineties is both having problems remembering things.

During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.

Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair.

"Want anything whil I'm in the kitchen?", he asks.

"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"

"Sure."

"Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks.

"No, I can remember it."

"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so's not to forget it?"

He says, "I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.

"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down!", she tells him.

Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!"

The he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stares at the plate for a moment and then asks, "Where is my toast?"

GLOSSARY

couple in their nineties - um casal na casa dos noventa anos
might want to start writing things down - talvez poderiam começar a anotar as coisas
will you get me a bowl of ice cream? - dá pra você me trazer uma tigela de sorvete?
sure - claro
I'd like some strawberries on top, too - eu gostaria de alguns morangos por cima, também
so's not to forget it - só pra não esquecer
I'd also like whipped cream - eu também gostaria de chantili
I got it, for goodness sake! - eu já entendi, caramba!
toddles into the kitchen - vai até a cozinha caminhando bem devagar
hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs - entrega para a esposa um prato de bacon com ovos
stares at the plate - olha para o prato fixamente
where is my toast? - onde estão as minhas torradas?

Sobre o Autor:


Eduardo Souto é Professor de Inglês e Blogueiro, 20 anos de idade. Seu principal objetivo é descomplicar o idioma, mostrando que se você quiser você pode falar inglês!
"Um pouco por dia e seu objetivo será alcançado!"


             

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