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ESL Podcast 1184 – Being Boastful 2016-02-22
ESL Podcast 1184 – Being Boastful
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Tags: Business , Daily Life
Audio Index:
Slow dialog: 1:44
Explanations: 3:49
Fast dialog: 17:03
My boss is a complete blowhard. He likes to boast about his accomplishments and acquisitions every chance he gets. Unfortunately, I seem to be his favorite audience.

Boss: You won’t believe what I did over the weekend. I went mountain climbing and skydiving.

What I wanted to say was, “Uh, spare me!” But what I said instead was, “Oh, really? How exciting.”It doesn’t take much encouragement to get him going.

Boss: And I found time to test-drive the new McQ sports car yesterday. I’m thinking of buying one.

Do I really look that gullible? I knew that the boss didn’t have that kind of money, but I didn’t let it show on my face and simply said, “That’s a very impressive car.”

Boss: I have my eye on a luxury vacation condo by the lake. Some lucky girl will get to stay there with me.

Now I knew he was blowing smoke, but what could I say? I just muttered, “Lucky girl,” and left it at that.

What was the point of all that, unless…

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse


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