Dorothy and Edna, two “senior” widows, are talking.

Dorothy: “That nice George Johnson asked me out for a date. I know you went out with him last week, and I wanted to talk with you about him before I give him my answer.”

Edna: “Well, I’ll tell you. He shows up at my apartment punctually at 7 P.M. , dressed like such a gentleman in a fine suit, and he brings me such beautiful flowers! Then he takes me downstairs, and what’s there but a luxury car…a limousine, uniformed chauffeur and all. Then he takes me out for dinner…a marvelous dinner… Lobster, champagne, dessert, and after-dinner drinks.Then we go see a show. Let me tell you, Dorothy, I enjoyed it so much I could have just died from pleasure! So then we are coming back to my apartment and he turns into an ANIMAL. Completely crazy, he tears off my expensive new dress and has his way with me two times!”

Dorothy: “Goodness gracious!… So you are telling me I shouldn’t go out with him?”

Edna: “No, no, no… I’m just saying, wear an old dress.”

Vocabulary Help

  • answer – resposta
  • ask me out for a date – pediu para ter um encontro comigo
  • bring (bring, brought, brought) – trazer
  • crazy – louco
  • dessert – sobremesa
  • die – morrer
  • downstairs – andar de baixo
  • dressed – vestido
  • enjoy – gostar
  • fine suit – terno elegante
  • give (give, gave, given) – dar
  • go out – sair
  • last – última
  • Lobster – lagosta
  • marvelous – maravilhoso
  • nice – legal
  • show up – aparecer
  • talk – conversar
  • tear off – rasgar
  • tell (tell, told, told) – contar
  • turn into – virar
  • wear (wear, wore, worn) – usar