A lawyer is trying to call his clients. The phone rings and their little boy, in a whisper, says, “Hello.” 
Lawyer: “Is your mommy there?” 
Boy: (whisper) “Yes.” 
Lawyer: “Can I speak with her?” 
Boy: (whisper) “She’s busy.” 
Lawyer: “Is your daddy there?” 
Boy: (whisper) “Yes.” 
Lawyer: “Can I speak with him?” 
Boy: (whisper) “He’s busy.” 
Lawyer: “Is there anyone else there?” 
Boy: (whisper) “The fire department.” 
Lawyer: “Can I talk to one of them?” 
Boy: (whisper) “They’re busy.” 
Lawyer: “Is there anybody ELSE there?” 
Boy: (whisper) “The police department.” 
Lawyer: “Well, can I talk to one of THEM?” 
Boy: (whisper) “They’re busy.” 
Lawyer: “Let me get this straight, your mother, father, the fire department AND the police department are ALL in your house, and they’re ALL busy. WHAT are they doing?” 
Boy: (whisper) “They’re looking for me.” 

Vocabulary Help

  • busy – ocupado
  • call – telefonar
  • daddy – pai
  • Is there anyone else there? – Tem mais alguém aí?
  • lawyer – advogado
  • let me get this straight – deixe-me ententer
  • little boy – garotinho
  • mommy – mãe
  • mother – mãe
  • police department – a polícia
  • speak (speak, spoke, spoken) – falar
  • talk – falar
  • The fire department – Os bombeiros
  • they’re looking for me – eles estão me procurando
  • try – tentar
  • whisper – sussurrar