LESSON 7: MISUNDERSTANDING
Addison I have just moved in with a new roommate a little while ago named
He is pretty hilarious and a really cool guy but the problem is that he is
An absolute pig.
He is the biggest slob I have ever met.
The other day I had cooked dinner for us and he went out as soon as we
Were finished eating.
I thought that he could at least share with the dishwashing afterwards.
I was getting really tired of this and knew I had to do something.
The problem was that I didn’t really know how to bring this up to him.
I didn’t want to seem like one of those guys who is a neat freak or
Anything but this was getting out of control.
.I decided that I would just come clean with him and tell him what I
Was thinking the next time I saw him.
I said, “I don’t want to be annoying or anything but would you mind
Helping me with the cleaning around here?”
He said “oh, I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize you were doing the cleaning,
I thought this place came with a maid service”.
Key vocabulary and phrases that are discussed in the podcast:
Pig/slob – very dirty or messy person
Getting really tired of this – the feeling of being annoyed or bothered by something. In
This story the roommate was getting annoyed because Tony is a slob.
To bring this up – to talk to someone about something. Here, the roommate wanted to
“bring up” the idea that he didn’t like the place to be messy to Tony.
Neat freak – someone who really needs things to be neat and organized at all times
Getting out of control – was a problem here that was getting larger and larger. Here, the
Problem was of Tony’s habit of not cleaning anything.
Come clean – telling someone the truth and what you are thinking. In this story, the
Roommate “comes clean” with Tony about his feelings towards Tony’s cleaning habits.
Be annoying or anything – this phrase here meant that the roommate didn’t want to
Annoy Tony or make him feel uncomfortable or bother him.