Upon retiring from the service, my husband, Don, needed a new ID card showing he had gone from active duty to retirement status. But the photo taken of him was not particularly good. And he wasn’t at all quiet about it.

“If I have to carry that ID around with me for the rest of my life,” he complained to the photographer, “I want a better picture!”

“Want a better picture?” asked the photographer defiantly. “Then bring a better face.”

Vocabulary Help

  • active duty – serviço ativo
  • bring a better face – traga um rosto melhor
  • bring (bring, brought, brought) – trazer
  • carry – carregar
  • complain – reclamar
  • husband – marido
  • life – vida
  • need – precisar
  • retire – aposentar
  • retirement status – status de aposentado