A pipe burst in a doctor’s house. He called a plumber. The plumber arrived, unpacked his tools, did mysterious plumber-type things for a while, and handed the doctor a bill for $600.

The doctor exclaimed, “This is ridiculous! I don’t even make that much as a doctor!.” The plumber waited for him to finish and quietly said, “Neither did I when I was a doctor.”

Vocabulary Help

  • arrive – chegar
  • bill – conta, fatura
  • burst – estourar
  • finish – terminar
  • for a while – por algum tempo
  • hand – entregar
  • make that much – ganhar tanto assim
  • neither did I – nem eu
  • pipe – cano
  • plumber – encanador
  • tool – ferramenta
  • wait – esperar