ESL 636 – Being Lazy and Energetic

Carmen: Wake up! You’re supposed to be working.

Elias: Shhh, I’m trying to sleep. The boss is out of the office today, so I consider it a holiday. Today, I can be a little out of it if I want to be.

Carmen: Out of it? You’re sleeping on the job – literally!

Elias: So what? Aren’t you feeling a little tired on a Monday morning?

Carmen: I admit I’m a little sluggish, but that’s no reason to fall down on the job. We both have work to get done and I’m doing it.

Elias: What’s wrong with you? Why are you so hyper? I’m as hard working as the next guy, but I’m not going to jump through hoops when the boss is away.

Carmen: You, hard working? Don’t make me laugh! You’d better get back to work or when the boss gets back, he’ll call you a slacker again.

Elias: Okay, I’m learning by your example. I’m now as energetic and productive as you are.

Carmen: Yeah? Doing what?

Elias: Telling my co-worker she’s a pain in the neck!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse