They were in your tackle box

A man calls home to his wife and says, “Honey I have been asked to go fishing at a big lake up in Canada with my boss and several of his friends. We’ll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I’ve wanted so would you please pack me enough clothes for a week and set out my rod and tackle box. We’re leaving from the office and I will swing by the house to pick my things up. Oh! Please pack my new blue silk pajamas.”

The wife thinks this sounds a little fishy but being a good wife she does exactly what her husband asked. The following weekend he comes home a little tired but otherwise looking good. The wife welcomes him home and asks if he caught many fish? He says yes! Lots of Walleye, some Bluegill, and a few Pike. But why didn’t you pack my new blue silk pajamas like I asked you to do?

The wife replies “I did, they were in your tackle box.”

Vocabulary Help

  • boss – chefe
  • calls home – telefonar para casa
  • catch (catch, caught, caught) – pegar
  • go fishing – ir pescar
  • Honey – Querida
  • husband – marido
  • lake – lago
  • leave (leave, left, left) – sair
  • looking good – com boa aparência
  • pack clothes – fazer as malas
  • pajamas – pijamas
  • pick my things up – pegar as minhas coisas
  • rod – vara de pescar
  • say – dizer
  • several – vários
  • silk – seda
  • sounds a little fishy – soa um pouco estranho
  • swing by the house – dar uma passada em casa
  • tackle box – caixa de utensílios para pescaria
  • think (think, thought, thought) – pensar
  • tired – cansado
  • weekend – fim de semana
  • week – semana
  • wife – esposa