Late one night, a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs. “Give me your money,” he demanded.

Indignant, the affluent man replied, “You can’t do this – I’m a United States Congressman!”

“In that case,” replied the mugger, “give me MY money.”

Vocabulary Help

  • mugger – assaltante, bandido
  • ski mask – máscara de esqui
  • jump – pular
  • path – caminho
  • well-dressed – bem vestido
  • stick (stick, stuck, stuck) – enfiar
  • gun – revólver
  • rib – costela
  • affluent – importante, influente