Tue, 10 April 2007
This ESL podcast is about a guy wanting to cancel his plans for a birthday party but feels he can't because a girl put a guilt trip on him. Lot's of good stuff here.
A: So are you almost ready to go?
B: You’re not going to believe this but I’m not going to be able to make it. I just remembered that I have to go to Jill’s birthday. It’s her 30th so it’s a bit of a milestone for her. I promised her a month ago. I can’t back out now.
A: Well you seem to have no problem backing out of our plans.
B: I know. Sorry about that. It was really careless on my part. I’d obviously rather hang out with you but I know I’ll never hear the end of it from Jill if I miss her B-day.
A: She’s not even a close friend of yours. What’s the big deal?
B: You don’t know Jill. She’s weird about these things. She told me that she’d be really upset if I didn’t make it.
A: So you’re going to let her put a guilt trip on you? I don’t remember her at your birthday. You are one sorry man you know that?
B: So how do you suggest getting out of it?
A: Make some excuse.
B: Lie to her?
A: A white lie. Just do it to spare her feelings.