Why can’t these guys play at night?

A pastor, a doctor and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

Engineer: What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!

Doctor: I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such ineptitude!

Pastor: Hey, here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him. Hi George. Say, what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?

George: Oh, yes, that’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.

The group was silent for a moment.

Pastor: That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.

Doctor: Good idea. And I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there’s anything he can do for them.

Engineer: Why can’t these guys play at night?

Vocabulary Help

  • ahead – em frente
  • engineer – engenheiro
  • fire – fogo
  • golfers – jogadores de golfe
  • greens keeper – cuidador da grama
  • group of blind fire fighters – grupo de bombeiros cegos
  • I’ve never seen – Eu nunca vi
  • last year – no ano passado
  • Let’s have a word with him – Vamos falar com ele
  • lost their sight – perderam a visão
  • morning – manhã
  • ophthalmologist buddy – amigo oftalmologista
  • play for free – jogar de graça
  • prayer – oração
  • sad – triste
  • slow – lento
  • wait – esperar
  • What’s with these guys? – Qual o problema com estes caras?
  • Why can’t these guys play at night? – Porque estes caras não jogam de noite?