Two little boys go into the grocery store. One is nine, one is four. The nine year old grabs a box of tampons from the shelf and carries it to the register for check-out.

The cashier asks, “Oh, these must be for your mom, huh?” The nine year old replies “nope, not for my mom.”

Cashier- “Well they must be for your sister then?”

Nine year old- “nope, not for my sister either.”

Cashier curious now- “Oh, not for your mom and not for your sister, who are they for?”

The nine year old says “They’re for my four year old little brother.”

The cashier is surprised -“Your four year old little brother??”

The nine year old explains: “Well yeah, they say on TV if you wear one of these you can swim or ride a bike and my little brother can’t do either of them!”

Vocabulary Help

  • tampon – absorvente feminino
  • grocery store – mercearia
  • grab – agarrar
  • shelf – prateleira
  • register – caixa registradora
  • cashier – caixa (funcionário)
  • nope – não
  • wear (wear, wore, worn) – usar
  • swim – nadar
  • ride a bike – andar de bicicleta