Little Johnny attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse’s legs and rump, and chest. After a few minutes, Johnny asked:

— Dad, why are you doing that?

His father replied:

— Because when I’m buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy.

Johnny, looking worried, said:

— Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom.

Vocabulary Help

  • before – antes
  • buy (buy, bought, bought) – comprar
  • chest – peito
  • Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom. – Pai, eu acho que o cara da UPS quer comprar a mamãe.
  • good shape – boa forma
  • healthy – saudável
  • horse auction – leilão de cavalos
  • leg – perna
  • make sure – certificar
  • reply – responder
  • rump – garupa
  • worry – preocupar
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