The employee stormed angrily into the cashier’s office. “What’s the meaning of this? I just counted my pay and it’s a dollar short!”

The cashier examined the envelope, then checked his records. “Last week we paid you a dollar more. You didn’t complain then, did you?”

“Look” said the employee. “An occasional mistake I can overlook – but two in a row is too much!”

Vocabulary Help

  • cashier – caixa, tesoureiro
  • check his records – verificar os registros
  • complain – reclamar
  • count – contar
  • employee – empregado
  • is too much – é muito
  • it’s a dollar short – está faltando um dólar
  • look – veja
  • mistake – erro
  • overlook – desconsiderar, ignorar
  • pay – pagamento
  • say (say, said, said) – dizer
  • stormed into – entrar como um furação, rapidamente
  • two in a row – dois em seguida
  • What’s the meaning of this? – Qual o significado disto?