What’s the meaning of this?

A tired traveler pulls into a hotel around midnight. Very tired after a long day’s trip he asks the clerk for a single room. As the clerk fills out the paperwork, the man looks around and sees a gorgeous blonde sitting in the lobby.

He tells the clerk to wait while he disappears into the lobby. After a minute he comes back, with the girl on his arm.

Fancy meeting my “wife” here, he says to the clerk. I guess I’ll need a double room for the night.

Next morning, he comes to settle his bill, and finds the amount to be over $3000.

What’s the meaning of this? he yells at the clerk. I’ve only been here one night!

Yes, says the clerk, but your wife has been here for three weeks.

Vocabulary Help

  • amount – total
  • around – por volta de
  • fancy meeting my wife – imagine encontrar minha esposa
  • fill out – preencher
  • find (find, found, found) – encontrar
  • gorgeous – linda, maravilhosa
  • meaning – significado
  • midnight – meia noite
  • settle his bill – pagar sua conta
  • single room – quarto de solteiro
  • tired – cansado
  • traveler – viajante
  • trip – viagem
  • week – semana
  • yell – gritar