A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen.

“Careful,” he said, “CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They’re going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the! Salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!”

The wife stared at him.

“What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?”

The husband calmly replied, “I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving.”

Vocabulary Help

  • breakfast – café da manhã
  • butter – manteiga
  • careful – seja cuidadoso, tome cuidado
  • cook – cozinhar
  • crazy – louca
  • fried eggs – ovos fritos
  • have you lost your mind? – Você ficou louca?
  • hurry up – depressa, rápido
  • husband – marido
  • I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving – Eu só queria te mostrar como eu me sinto quando estou dirigindo
  • listen – ouvir
  • reply – responder
  • say (say, said, said) – dizer
  • stare – encarar
  • stick – grudar
  • suddenly – subitamente
  • too many – muitos
  • turn them now – vire-os agora
  • wife – esposa