ESL Podcast 624 – Advantages and Disadvantages in Life

ESL Podcast 624 – Advantages and Disadvantages in Life

Slow dialogue: 1:26
Explanations: 3:14
Fast dialogue: 19:19

Andy:  Doesn’t it make you sick?  We bust our butts around here and the boss brings in his nephew to be the new manager.

Nia:  You never know.  He may be a good boss.

Andy:  I doubt it.  He’s getting this opportunity just because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.  He didn’t have to pull himself up by his bootstraps like the rest of us.

Nia:  I’m going to wait and see how he is as a manager.  I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

Andy:  If you’re a blue blood like he is, born into privilege and old money, you can do no wrong.

Nia:  That’s not true.  He’ll be held accountable for how this department performs.

Andy:  But when does somebody like me get a break?  Okay, I was born on the wrong side of the tracks.  I grew up in a white trash neighborhood.  So what?  I’ve worked hard to get where I am now.  That guy hasn’t paid his dues like I have.

Nia:  You can complain all you want, but it doesn’t change the situation.  He’s the new boss and we work for him.  Get used to it.

Andy:  Get used to it?!  Not on your life!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse