Jim Rankin was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place.

Looking up toward heaven, he said, “Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up beer.”

Just then a parking place miraculously appeared!

Jim looked up again and said, “Never mind. I found one!”

Vocabulary Help

  • driving down the street – dirigindo rua abaixo
  • sweat – com pressa (suando)
  • meeting – encontro, reunião
  • parking place – vaga para estacionar
  • heaven – céu
  • take pity on me – tenha pena de mim
  • find (find, found, found) – encontrar
  • church – igreja
  • give up – abandonar, desistir
  • never mind – não se importe, deixa para lá