A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked; what she’d like to have for her Birthday.

— I’d like to be six again, she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure!

Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.

He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked:

— Well Dear, what was it like being six again?

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.

— I meant my dress size, you dumb ass!

The moral of the story:

Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

Vocabulary Help

  • arise (arise, arose, arisen) – levantar
  • birthday – aniversário
  • change – mudar
  • Death Slide – escorregador da morte
  • dress size – tamanho do vestido
  • dumb ass – estúpido imbecil
  • every ride in the park – todos os brinquedos do parque
  • feel (feel, felt, felt) – sentir
  • get it wrong – entender errado
  • later – mais tarde
  • lean over – inclinar-se para
  • listen – ouvir
  • look – olhar
  • mean – quero dizer
  • mirror – espelho
  • movie – filme
  • nice big bowl – tijela grande e caprichada
  • not far off – não estava longe
  • popcorn – pipoca
  • reel – rodar
  • reply – responder
  • Screaming Monster Roller Coaster – Montanha Russa do Monstro Berrante
  • since – desde que
  • sit (sit, sat, sat) – sentar:- bed – cama
  • slowly – lentamente
  • smile – sorriso
  • stagger – cambalear
  • still – ainda
  • suddenly – subitamente
  • take (take, took, taken) – levar
  • theme park – parque de diversões temático
  • upside down – de cabeça para baixo
  • Wall of Fear – Parede do medo
  • wife – esposa
  • wobble home – cambalear de volta para casa