A blonde goes into work one morning crying her eyes out.

Her boss, concerned about all his employees’ well being, asked sympathetically, “What’s the matter?” .

To which the blonde replies…..”Early this morning I got a phone call saying that my mother had passed away.”

The boss, feeling very sorry at this point, explains to the young girl. . “Why don’t you go home for the day…..we aren’t terribly busy. Just take the day off to relax and rest.”

The blonde very calmly states…… “No, I’d be better off here. .I need to keep my mind off it and I have the best chance of doing that here.”

The boss agrees and allows the blonde to work as usual…. “If you need anything, just let me know.”

Well, a few hours pass and the boss decides to check on the blonde. He looks out over his office and sees the blonde hysterically crying!!

He rushes out to her, asking: “What’s so bad now……..are you gonna be ok??”

“No……” exclaims the blonde. “I just got a call from my sister. She told me that HER mom died too!!”

Vocabulary Help

  • crying her eyes out – chorando copiosamente
  • boss – chefe
  • concerned – preocupado
  • employee – empregado
  • well being – bem estar
  • pass away – falecer
  • busy – ocupado
  • take the day off – tira o dia de folga
  • keep my mind off it – manter o meu pensamento longe disto
  • rush out to her – correr na direção dela
  • sister – irmã

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